extensometer

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

Definition of extensometer

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

Origin and Etymology of extensometer

extension + -o- + -meter


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extensometer

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

medical Definition of extensometer

: 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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