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measuring instrument


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n measuring instrument instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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In literature:

An instrument for measuring power developed.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
What sort of measurements do you expect to make when your measuring instrument itself is part of the experiment?
"The Point of View" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
A red light on the instrument panel blinked balefully at him as it measured out the oxygen he required.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
It means an instrument for measuring.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
An instrument for measuring the specific gravity of fluids.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Find examples of this and show the need of a measuring instrument.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
We require for such measurements an instrument capable of the greatest nicety.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
When it passed all hitherto known bonds, it would simply fuse any instrument they might use to measure it.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Apparently the instrument measured neural currents and hence indirectly the progress of the disease.
"Bolden's Pets" by F. L. Wallace
It is merely that of an instrument for measuring the moisture in the atmosphere.
"Harper's Young People, August 17, 1880" by Various
An instrument for measuring the specific gravity of the electrolyte.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Of the instruments for measuring the depth of colour of the blood, the double pipette of Hoppe-Seyler is quite the most delicate.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
And we don't have any measuring instruments, either.
"Hanging by a Thread" by Gordon Randall Garrett
But the instruments that would have measured those facts no longer existed.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
Manufactures include oil, vinegar and measuring-instruments.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Now, this watch and this clock are instruments with which we measure time.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
An instrument for measuring intense degrees of heat.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
He judges the men and institutions and events of other times by the instruments and measures of the present.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
With this instrument parallel rays of light are passed through the turbid systems being measured.
"Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae" by William B. Stallcup
Dr. Cijfer stood up, and took his measuring instrument from the table.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden

In news:

A snap gage, for example, has the reference anvil, frame and measuring instrument built in.
Imagine a spaceborne instrument that measures the nation's air quality in five-square-mile grids every hour.
Learn what the right measuring instruments are for your applications.
AccuPyc II 1340 pycnometers from Micromeritics Instrument Corp. Are fast, fully automatic analyzers that provide high-speed, high-precision volume measurements and density calculations on a wide variety of powders, solids and slurries.
NI LabVIEW 2012 by National Instruments includes ready-to-run starting points for a breadth of LabVIEW applications and access to new training options that help improve the quality of measurement and control systems.
Hawk Measurement Systems Announces Joint Venture with Chongquin Sichuan Instrument Co.
New torsion testing e quipment designs offer state-of-the-art instrumentation and provide enhanced capabilities including greater speed, measurement accuracy, and flexibility of experiment design.
When choosing an analog measurement transducer for a variety of instrumentation monitoring applications including machine monitoring, quality assurance, and more, you will be given a choice of signal types.
Automating communications measurement involves more than merely creating a push-button interface to control instruments.
New eXact family of instruments uses touch-and-swipe technology and intuitive software to make precise measurement of colors a snap.
With a measurement range of -40°F to 1,076°F, the General Tools & Instruments IRT657 12:1 wide-range infrared thermometer tests and troubleshoots a variety of food processing systems and components.
Articles Tagged with "control and measurement instruments".
Phase Matrix, Inc.—a wholly owned subsidiary of National Instruments—designs and manufactures RF and microwave test and measurement instruments, subsystems, and components.
Phase Matrix designs and manufactures radio frequency (RF) and microwave test and measurement (T&M) instruments and components and is an independent, privately held California-based corporation.
A host of analog and digital improvements bring new capabilities to a proven and popular peak and average power measurement instrument.

In science:

Practical experience with measuring instruments led to the abstract notions of Euclid.
Spinors in Quantum Geometrical Theory
Ideal candidates would be galaxies that have a star-like core region for which the position can be measured by the satellite instrument.
Formalism and quality of a proper motion link with extragalactic objects for astrometric satellite missions
Prior to comparing the model with the data this spherically averaged line shape must be convoluted with the measured instrumental resolution function.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
Both measurements are extremely challenging and at the limit of the instrumental capabilities.
Non-thermal particles in the intergalactic and intracluster medium
It is also argued that polarization in GRBs could be measured by a relatively simple instrument using readily available technology.
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
A Compton polarimeter is any instrument able to measure the η -modulation of Compton scattered photons; simplifying to the extreme, it only needs to record the position of the first and second interaction for each Compton scattered photon 1 .
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
For example, the COMPTEL instrument exploited a time-of-flight measurement to reconstruct the direction of the γ -rays, with a timing accuracy better than ∼1 ns .
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
The next generation of proposed instruments with the capability of measuring polarization in soft γ -rays, including ACT [27,28], GRAPE, and the design discussed here, promise important constraints of the prompt GRB emission mechanism.
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
The simplicity of the proposed instrument derives from the fact that its goal is narrowly focused on a single, well-defined measurement without stringent requirements on energy resolution, source imaging capability and low background level.
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
Past(RA ) ∩ Past(RB ), the “no-conspiracy” assumption asserts that instrument settings at the time of the measurement must be completely uncorrelated with the experimental apparatus (which is, after all, almost entirely in Past(RA ) ∩ Past(RB )).
Bell inequalities for random fields
To measure the detector response to various orientations of the polarization vector, the instrument was rotated in 15 degree steps covering the entire azimuthal angle range (0–360 degree).
Beam Test of a Prototype Detector Array for the PoGO Astronomical Hard X-Ray/Soft Gamma-Ray Polarimeter
Bias and instrumental flats were also measured a nd taken into account in the usual way.
Structure of the hot object in the symbiotic prototype Z And during its 2000-03 active phase
The state of potential consciousness evolves and remains in potentiality until it is perceived or measured by consciousness’ appropriate “instrument” at the particular level or sub-stream of the conscious flow.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
In the same sense, in an experimental situation to measure the position of a microscopic particle, we begin with the concept of position which is a macroscopic experience, and we build instruments appropriate to measure or to pro ject this content of our streams of consciousness.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
In Sec. 10 we show that because of the limitation of consciousness’ observing instrument, the only way to possibly describe such an act of measurement is a distribution; namely, any one particular state is not a predictable outcome, whereas a particular distribution can be a predictable output of many measurements.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness