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

  • adj. Having or using only one filament, such as a thread or wire.

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  • adj. Having or using only one thread.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having only one thread; involving the use of only one thread, wire, fiber, or the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having only one thread: specifically applied to a magnetometer consisting of a magnetic bar suspended by a single thread. See magnetometer.
  • n. A unifilar magnetometer.

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  • adj. having or using only one filament

Etymologies

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Latin

Examples

  • 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.

    Autobiography

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