tasimeter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek stretching, extension + -meter.

Noun[edit]

tasimeter (plural tasimeters)

  1. An instrument for detecting or measuring minute extension or movements of solid bodies. It consists of a small rod or disk of carbon forming part of an electrical circuit, whose resistance (varied by the changes of pressure produced by the movements of the object to be measured) causes variations in the strength of the current, which are indicated by a sensitive galvanometer.
    • 2007, Martin Woodside, Thomas Alva Edison
      The eclipse offered the opportunity to test the tasimeter, and Edison promptly headed west for the July 29 event.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.