Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ancient instrument for finding two mean proportionals between two given lines, required in solving the problem of the duplication of the cube.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument of the ancients for finding two mean proportionals between two given lines, required in solving the problem of the duplication of the cube.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mechanical contrivance for geometrically extracting the roots of quantities.

Etymologies

Latin mesolabium, Ancient Greek meaning "middle" and "to take". (Wiktionary)

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