strain gauge

noun
a gauge for measuring strain in a surface
Syn: ↑strain gage
Hypernyms: ↑gauge, ↑gage

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Geol. a type of extensometer designed for geophysical use. Also called strainmeter /strayn"mee'teuhr/, strainometer /stray nom"i teuhr/.
[1905-10]

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strain gauge noun
A device for measuring strain (deformation) in a machine or structure
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Main Entry:strain

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strain gauge,
any one of various gauges for measuring strains or pressures, such as stresses exerted on steel. One type consists of a small, flattened coil of fine wire which varies in electrical resistance according to the degree of deformation.

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n. a device for indicating the strain of a material or structure at the point of attachment

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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