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measuring rod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n measuring rod measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
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Usage

In literature:

We may, then, at least provisionally, accept 92,870,000 miles as the length of our measuring-rod for space.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
In just a few rods Pan took the measure of this splendid horse.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
I fastened the rod on end, marked out the direction of the shadow, and measured it.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
Three dead things that give evidence on live things: a pair of scales, a bushel, a measuring-rod.
"The Triads of Ireland" by Kuno Meyer
They are much used about the farms of the South for rods for rough measurement.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
By these the bit is allowed to fall by gravity; the rod follows on its measured down stroke, and picks up the bit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Preferring his fishing rod and gun to measuring tape he soon failed.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
By-the-bye, I hate measuring-rods, they are not good business for 'extras.
"Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge" by John Newman
Each square is divided into eight lots, measuring ten by twenty rods, and containing one-fourth of an acre.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
Where is your measuring-rod?
"Seed-time and Harvest" by Fritz Reuter
When, however, you approach them and walk around them, you begin to wonder at their colossal size and seek a measuring-rod.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
The remarkable fight of the rod and wire mill men was due in large measure to the peculiar circumstances surrounding their organization.
"The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons" by William Z. Foster
It is like that fabled measuring rod which made inflated pride shrink to its true stature.
"Charles Lewis Cocke" by William Robert Lee Smith
The rod for stream fishing should weigh from three to six ounces and measure in length from seven to nine feet.
"The Determined Angler and the Brook Trout" by Charles Bradford
For measuring the height of plants, he had a seven-foot deal rod, graduated by the village carpenter.
"Charles Darwin: His Life in an Autobiographical Chapter, and in a Selected Series of His Published Letters" by Charles Darwin
Our small measuring tape or rod is not for them.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
The cold was so intense, that the glass froze to the mouth when they drank, and the metallic measuring rod to the hand.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
The gun was wiped, the powder measured, the ball patched with six-hundred-thread linen, and the charge sent home with a hickory rod.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
Always, since their mud-pie days, Rod had done his part by her in full measure, generously, lovingly.
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
Self was his measuring rod, laid with accurate hand on the most contradictory of conditions.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In news:

The AMT surf rod kit has a sheet of dark wood decal material in it to replicate the stained plywood of the actual "surf woodie ", i haven't measured it but i think it's 4x5 or so.
Aubrey Black removed his reel to get an accurate measurement of Marcus Canales' trout by laying the fish against the ruler on his fishing rod.
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In science:

It has recently been shown (Seo & Eisenstein 2003; Linder 2003; Blake & Glazebrook 2003) that the scale of baryon acoustic oscillations provides a “standard rod” that can be measured in the clustering of high-redshift galaxies.
Galaxy Formation
Its effect is simply a change of scale: the new unit is a times the old one.” Well, suppose that x and y denotes the linear measure of a rod in two different units, meter and centimeter.
A Comment on "On Some Contradictory Computations in Multi-dimensional Mathematics"
After describing carefully and correctly how the length of a measuring rod is defined both in the frame S’, in which it is rest, and that, S, in which it is in uniform motion, Einstein introduces a thought experiment based on the light signal clock synchronisation procedure (LSCSP) introduced in the previous section.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
AB denotes the length of the rod --measured in the stationary system.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Here I will re-examine ultra-compact radio sources as standard measuring rods, with angular diameters in the milliarcsecond (mas) range, and linear sizes of order several parsecs.
Is there a standard measuring rod in the Universe?
Standard measuring rods extend between the frames; a and b are reciprocal events.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
Identically, it is the distance found by a standard measuring rod, between a pair of simultaneous events.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
The description of measuring rods (definition of length) is closely linked to time in relativity theory.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
We see that the transformations for time and distance are similar - as expected, since we use time to find distance. In Fig.4 (p11), measuring rods between events j and 2 and between k and 1 are depicted.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
These signal paths can be thought of as radar measurements giving the length of the measuring rod j,2 in A and the length of rod k,1in B.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
Inertial frame B translates to the right in A, while A translates to the left in B. Various measuring rods are shown.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
Then, referring to Figure 5, they must each extend a measuring rod to the other at reciprocal times such as c and d or 1 and 2.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
This metric defines the lengths and times measured by laboratory rods and clocks so that it can be called the physical metric.
Tests of General Relativity on Astrophysical Scales
Pullin, Relational physics with real rods and clocks and the measurement problem of quantum mechanics, quant-ph/0608243v2, Found.
Emergence of General Relativity from Loop Quantum Gravity: A Summary
We will deal only with the aspect of the method utilizing the correlation coefficient as a measuring rod for a new term.
Correlations Tests in Nuclear Mass Model Development
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