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torsion balance


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An instrument with which small forces, as of electricity or magnetism, are measured by means of the torsion they produce in a wire or slender rod.

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

  • noun measuring instrument designed to measure small forces by the torsion they exert on a thin wire


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