from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having or using only one filament, such as a thread or wire.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Having only one thread: specifically applied to a magnetometer consisting of a magnetic bar suspended by a single thread. See
- noun A unifilar magnetometer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having only one thread; involving the use of only one thread, wire, fiber, or the like.
- adjective (Physics) an instrument which consists of a magnetic bar suspended at its center of gravity by a long thread, constituting a delicate means for accurately measuring magnetic intensities, also for determining declinations of the magnetic needle.
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- adjective Having or using only one
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- adjective having or using only one filament
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The angle included between the general directions of these two lines is nearly a right angle. '”' The Kew unifilar magnetometer, adapted to the determination of the horizontal part of terrestrial magnetic force in absolute measure, was mounted in the summer of 1861; and till 1862 February, occasional observations (14 in all) were taken simultaneously with the old and with the new instrument.