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vernier

noun ver·ni·er \ ˈvər-nē-ər \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of vernier

after Pierre vernier, who described such a scale in 1631


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vernier

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 circa 1580–1637 French mathematician

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