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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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With a digital caliper (recommended), you first zero the caliper with the attachment installed and closed.
For racing applications, caliper designs must be optimized to provide maximum performance for stiffness, fluid displacement, deflection, and pad wear/taper.
The calipers have a 6" range, can be used in either English or metric units and are capable of measurement to the nearest thousandth (.
To reduce the chance of pads hanging up during operation, the brake features calipers that are self-adjusting, and springs in the piston assembly retract the pads when pressure is released.
Two methods used skinfold measurements with different skinfold calipers, and a third method measured bioelectrical impedance (bioimpedance) to calculate the percentage of body fat.
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The ergonomic design of the new MarCal 16 EWR digital calipers features a non-slip thumb support that ensures trouble-free handling and reliable results in contaminated working conditions.
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With this lower temperature, the caliper offers increased performance, increased reliability and AP Racing believes a safer alternative to existing calipers found in racecars.
I use electronic calipers for measuring such items as bullet diameters and lengths, case lengths, loaded cartridge lengths, and cylinder and barrel diameters.
When purchasing a vehicle with aluminum brake calipers, chances are those brakes carry the PBR brand.
The profiles are transformed into a common coordinate system and sent to a measurement server software component that per forms a best-fit match to a reference measurement or CAD template and calculates values for virtual calipers which have been defined.