Planometer Pla*nom"e*ter, n. [Plano- + -meter. Cf. {Planimeter}.] An instrument for gauging or testing a plane surface. See {Surface gauge}, under {Surface}. [1913 Webster]

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  • planometer — planometry, n. /pleuh nom i teuhr/, n. Mach. See surface plate. [1860 65, Amer.; PLANO 1 + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • planometer — noun A flat, metal plate used for estimating the flatness of a machined part; a surface plate See Also: planometric, planometry …   Wiktionary

  • planometer — pla·nom·e·ter …   English syllables

  • planometer — /pləˈnɒmətə/ (say pluh nomuhtuh) noun a flat plate, usually of cast iron, used as a gauge for plane surfaces. {plano + meter1} –planometric /plænəˈmɛtrɪk/ (say planuh metrik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • planometer — n. a flat plate used as a gauge for plane surfaces in metalwork …   Useful english dictionary

  • Planimeter — Pla*nim e*ter, n. [Plani + meter. Cf. {Planometer}.] An instrument for measuring the area of any plane figure, however irregular, by passing a tracer around the bounding line; a platometer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • planometry — See planometer. * * * …   Universalium

  • surfaceplate — surface plate n. See planometer. * * * …   Universalium

  • surface plate — Mach. a flat plate used by machinists for testing surfaces that are to be made perfectly flat. Also called planometer. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • planometry — mə.trē noun ( es) Etymology: plan (II) + metry : the art or process of producing or gauging a plane surface (as with a planometer) * * * planometry irreg. form of planimetry …   Useful english dictionary

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