from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A balance designed to weigh very small loads, up to 0.1 gram.

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  • n. Any balance capable of weighing objects having a mass less than a milligram

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A delicate balance for weighing 1 milligram or less.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. balance for weighing very small objects


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