Vernier
Vernier Ver"ni*er, n. [So named after the inventor, Pierre Vernier.] A short scale made to slide along the divisions of a graduated instrument, as the limb of a sextant, or the scale of a barometer, for indicating parts of divisions. It is so graduated that a certain convenient number of its divisions are just equal to a certain number, either one less or one more, of the divisions of the instrument, so that parts of a division are determined by observing what line on the vernier coincides with a line on the instrument. [1913 Webster]

{Vernier calipers}, {Vernier gauge}, a gauge with a graduated bar and a sliding jaw bearing a vernier, used for accurate measurements.

{Vernier compass}, a surveyor's compass with a vernier for the accurate adjustment of the zero point in accordance with magnetic variation.

{Vernier transit}, a surveyor's transit instrument with a vernier compass. [1913 Webster]


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  • vernier — [ vɛrnje ] n. m. • 1774; nom de l inventeur (1580 1637) ♦ Instrument de mesure (⇒ calibre) formé de deux règles graduées, la plus grande fixe, l autre mobile, servant à la mesure précise des subdivisions d une échelle. Vernier circulaire, pour la …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • vernier — [vʉr′nē ər, vʉr′nir] n. [after Pierre Vernier (1580 1637), Fr mathematician who invented it] 1. a short graduated scale that slides along a longer graduated instrument and is used to indicate fractional parts of divisions, as in a micrometer:… …   English World dictionary

  • Vernier — (spr. Werniëh, eigentlich Regillianus), Peter, geb. 1580 zu Ornans in Burgund; wurde spanischer Capitän, Gouverneur in Ornans, auch Rath u. Münzdirector in Burgund u. st. 1637 in Ornans Er schr De la construction, l usage et les propriétés du… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vernier — (spr. wernjē), Pierre, Mathematiker, geb. 1580 zu Ornans in Burgund, gest. daselbst 14. Sept. 1637 als Münzdirektor, Kommandant des Schlosses Ornans und Rat des Königs von Spanien. Er schrieb: »La construction, l usage et les propriétés du… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vernier — (spr. wärrnĭeh), Pierre, franz. Mathematiker, geb. 1580 zu Ornans, Generaldirektor der Münzen, gest. 14. Sept. 1637; Erfinder des Vernier oder Nonius (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • vernier — 1766, device for making precise measurements, from name of inventor, French mathematician Paul Vernier (1580 1637), who described it in a tract published 1631 …   Etymology dictionary

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