### Vernier

• (n.) 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 ...
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### Vernier

Paul Vernier noun French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
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### Vernier

Ver'ni·er noun [ 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 a...
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### 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 o...
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### Vernier

A vernier is an auxiliary scale, invented by Pierre Vernier, which enables the reading of the smallest divisions of a graduated scale. It is important in theodolites, sextants and the mountings for telescopes for accurate determination of angular positions.The scale is read by first taking note of where the zero mark on the vernier scale falls on t...
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### Vernier

A vernier is an auxiliary scale, invented by Pierre Vernier, which enables the reading of the smallest divisions of a graduated scale. It is important in theodolites, sextants and the mountings for telescopes for accurate determination of angular positions.
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### Vernier

Rocket engine of small thrust used for fine adjustments in velocity and trajectory.
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### vernier

small movable scale for finely adjusting divisions of a measuring instrument
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### Vernier

Type: Term Pronunciation: ver′nē-er Definitions: 1. Pierre, French mathematician, 1580-1637. See: Vernier acuity
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### vernier

vernier (vûr'nēr) , auxiliary scale, either straight or an arc of a circle, designed to slide along a fixed scale. Its unit divisions, usually smaller than those on the fixed scale, permit a far more precise reading. The vernier is attached to the scales of instruments employed for ve...