Spherometer
Spherometer Sphe*rom"e*ter, n. [Sphere + -meter: cf. F. sph['e]rom[`e]tre.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring the curvature of spherical surface, as of lenses for telescope, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • spherometer — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1828 an instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spherometer — /sfi rom i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring the curvature of spheres and curved surfaces. [1820 30; < F sphéromètre; see SPHERO , METER] * * * …   Universalium

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  • spherometer — instrument measuring curvature Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • spherometer — n. instrument for measuring the surface curvature of spherical bodies …   English contemporary dictionary

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