Spherometer | definition of spherometer by Medical dictionary
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An instrument to determine the curvature of a sphere or a spheric lens. See: Geneva lens measure
[sphero- + G. metron, measure]
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spherometer (sfē-rŏm′ĕt-ĕr) [″ + metron, measure]
A device to ascertain the curvature of a surface.
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References in periodicals archive
I used a ball spherometer
to monitor the curves, but any of the standard methods described in telescope-making books would also work.
To monitor the emerging lens curves, I also constructed a three-ball spherometer
with a dial indicator capable of reading to the nearest 0.01 mm.
A micrometer and spherometer
lay alongside a marked-up blueprint of a telescope.
Sasian suggested that I use a spherometer
to monitor progress during fine-grinding, but I found it more accurate to shine the glass with a wax pencil and use a flashlight to "search" for the center of curvature.