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calipers

 [kal´ĭ-perz]
an instrument with two bent or curved legs used for measuring thickness or diameter of a solid.
 Skinfold calipers measure the thickness of subcutaneous fat tissue in millimeters. This gives a rough measurement of adiposity. (NOTE: Large caliper readings are read counterclockwise.) Courtesy of Dorice Czajka-Narins, in Mahan and Escott-Stump, 2000.

cal·i·pers

(kal'i-perz),
An instrument used for measuring diameters.
[a corruption of caliber]

calipers

/cal·i·pers/ (kal´ĭ-perz) an instrument with two bent or curved legs used for measuring thickness or diameter of a solid.

calipers

[kal′ipərz]
Etymology: Fr, calibre, bore of a gun
an instrument with two hinged, adjustable, curved legs, used to measure the thickness or the diameter of a convex or solid body. It is also used to measure space on a graph and in measuring ECG patterns.

cal·i·pers

(kal'i-pĕrz)
An instrument used for measuring diameters.
[a corruption of caliber]

calipers

jawed calibrated instrument, used to measure distance or diameter

calipers

instrument with two bent or curved legs used to measure thickness or diameter of a solid, or the internal dimensions of a hollow object.

electronic calipers
used in ultrasonography to measure the distance between two points or the circumference of an object.
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I use electronic calipers for measuring such items as bullet diameters and lengths, case lengths, loaded cartridge lengths, and cylinder and barrel diameters.
The True Data network can also integrate data input from electronic calipers and scales.
They included, among others, the Eagle line of aluminum and tempered steel electronic calipers, the TESA-Hite height gage, and the TESATronic electronic measuring gages.
It automatically receives and stores data from sensors on a processing machine or auxiliary equipment, and from serial devices such as bar-code readers, electronic calipers, and weigh scales.
The company predicts wireless communication for electronic calipers sometime soon, and a move toward ceramic jaw edging and/or inserts that make the gage more economical and durable.

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