wire-strain gauge

noun

Definition of wire-strain gauge

: a device that consists of a fine wire firmly bonded to thin paper and that when attached to an object subjected to stress indicates minute changes in strain by corresponding changes in electrical resistance of the wire as it is likewise elongated

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“Wire-strain gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire-strain%20gauge. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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