sclerometer
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1879 an instrument for determining the relative hardnesses of materials

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  • Sclerometer — Scle*rom e*ter, n. [Gr. sklhro s hard + meter.] An instrument for determining with accuracy the degree of hardness of a mineral. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sclerometer — (v. gr.), ein von Grailich u. Pekarek erfundener Apparat zur genaueren Messung her Härte der Krystalle …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sclerometer — [sklirräm′ət ər] n. [ SCLERO + METER] an instrument for measuring the relative hardness of a substance by determining the pressure needed to cause a diamond point to scratch its polished surface …   English World dictionary

  • Sclerometer — The sclerometer (aka Turner sclerometer; from the Ancient Greek σκλερος meaning hard ) is an instrument used by mineralogists to measure the scratch hardness of materials. It was invented by Prof. Thomas Turner in 1896.The Turner sclerometer test …   Wikipedia

  • sclerometer — sklerometras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Įtaisas kiečiui matuoti pagal įrėžos arba įspaudos gylį. atitikmenys: angl. sclerometer vok. Härtemesser, m; Härteprüfer, m; Ritzhärteprüfer, m; Sklerometer, n rus.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • sclerometer — sklerometras statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Prietaisas kietumui matuoti pagal įrėžos arba įspaudos gylį. atitikmenys: angl. sclerometer rus. склерометр …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sclerometer — sklerometras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. sclerometer vok. Härtemesser, m; Härteprüfer, m; Sklerometer, n rus. склерометр, m pranc. scléromètre, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • sclerometer — sclerometric /sklear euh me trik, skler /, adj. /skli rom i teuhr/, n. any instrument for determining with precision the degree of hardness of a substance, esp. a mineral, as by measuring the pressure necessary to pierce or scratch it. [1875 80;… …   Universalium

  • sclerometer — noun A device used to measure the hardness of a material by applying pressure to a moving diamond stylus …   Wiktionary

  • sclerometer — A device for determining the density or hardness of any substance. [sclero + G. metron, measure] …   Medical dictionary

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