Fiducial edge
Fiducial Fi*du"cial, a. [L. fiducia trust, confidence; akin to fides faith. See {Faith}.] 1. Having faith or trust; confident; undoubting; firm. ``Fiducial reliance on the promises of God.'' --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the nature of a trust; fiduciary; as, fiducial power. --Spelman. [1913 Webster]

{Fiducial edge} (Astron. & Surv.), the straight edge of the alidade or ruler along which a straight line is to be drawn.

{Fiducial line} or {Fiducial point} (Math. & Physics.), a line or point of reference, as for setting a graduated circle or scale used for measurments. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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