Dividing engine
Dividing Di*vid"ing, a. That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating. [1913 Webster]

{Dividing engine}, a machine for graduating circles (as for astronomical instruments) or bars (as for scales); also, for spacing off and cutting teeth in wheels.

{Dividing sinker}. (Knitting Mach.). See under {Sinker}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dividing engine — at the Michigan Museum of Surveying A dividing engine is a device specifically employed to mark graduations on measuring instruments. History There has always been a need for accurate measuring instruments. Whether it is a linear device such as a …   Wikipedia

  • dividing engine — Machine used to mark off equal intervals accurately, usually on precision instruments. Georg Friedrich von Reichenbach (1772–1826), a German maker of astronomical instruments, designed an early dividing engine, and Jesse Ramsden (1735–1800), a… …   Universalium

  • dividing engine — dalijimo mašina statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. dividing engine; dividing machine vok. Teilmaschine, f; Teilungsmaschine, f rus. делительная машина, f pranc. machine à diviser, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • dividing engine — noun or dividing machine : a machine for graduating circles (as for surveying instruments) or bars (as for scales) or for spacing off and cutting teeth in wheels …   Useful english dictionary

  • dividing-engine — divīdˈing enˈgine noun An instrument for marking accurate subdivisions or graduating scales • • • Main Entry: ↑divide …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dividing — Di*vid ing, a. That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating. [1913 Webster] {Dividing engine}, a machine for graduating circles (as for astronomical instruments) or bars (as for scales); also, for spacing off and cutting teeth in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dividing sinker — Dividing Di*vid ing, a. That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating. [1913 Webster] {Dividing engine}, a machine for graduating circles (as for astronomical instruments) or bars (as for scales); also, for spacing off and cutting teeth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engine — engineless, adj. /en jeuhn/, n. 1. a machine for converting thermal energy into mechanical energy or power to produce force and motion. 2. a railroad locomotive. 3. a fire engine. 4. any mechanical contrivance. 5. a machine or instrument used in… …   Universalium

  • dividing machine — dalijimo mašina statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. dividing engine; dividing machine vok. Teilmaschine, f; Teilungsmaschine, f rus. делительная машина, f pranc. machine à diviser, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • dividing machine — noun see dividing engine …   Useful english dictionary

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