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extensometer

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noun ex·ten·som·e·ter \ˌek-ˌsten-ˈsä-mə-tər\

Definition of extensometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring minute deformations of test specimens caused by tension, compression, bending, or twisting



Origin and Etymology of extensometer

extension + -o- + -meter


First Known Use: 1887


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extensometer

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noun ex·ten·som·e·ter \ˌek-ˌsten-ˈsäm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of extensometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring minute deformations (as of a test specimen) caused by tension, compression, bending, or twisting—called also strain gauge




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