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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In machine-shop practice, an instrument for finding minute variations in a cylindrical surface, as that of shafting, or in a plane surface, or for finding minute changes in end-motion or lateral deflection between two surfaces. In some instruments the differences or variations are merely indicated; in others the error of motion or form is indicated in thousandths of an inch on a dial.


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