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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural) v. - Measure the diameter of something with an instrument.

Usage examples (36)
  • Carefully remove the caliper from the rotor and hold it in your hand.
  • The caliper is a two-piece clamshell of forged magnesium.
  • "A caliper is a precision instrument, so what good does it do you if it can't provide you precision?"
  • FYI, "caliper" is a measuring tool, usually in the plural -- calipers, like scissors. for more
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