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1vernier

noun ver·ni·er \ˈvər-nē-ər\

Definition of VERNIER

1
:  a short scale made to slide along the divisions of a graduated instrument for indicating parts of divisions
2
a :  a small auxiliary device used with a main device to obtain fine adjustment
b :  any of two or more small supplementary rocket engines or gas nozzles on a missile or a rocket vehicle for making fine adjustments in the speed or course or controlling the attitude —called also vernier engine

Origin of VERNIER

Pierre Vernier
First Known Use: 1766

Rhymes with VERNIER

2vernier

adjective

Definition of VERNIER

:  having or comprising a vernier

First Known Use of VERNIER

1788

Vernier

biographical name Ver·nier \vern-ˈyā, ˈvər-nē-ər\

Definition of VERNIER

Pierre ca 1580–1637 Fr. math.

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