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[doo-zee-em; French doo-zyem] /ˌdu ziˈɛm; French duˈzyɛm/
noun, plural douzièmes
[doo-zee-emz; French doo-zyem] /ˌdu ziˈɛmz; French ˌduˈzyɛm/ (Show IPA)
(in Swiss watchmaking) the 12th part of a ligne, used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.
Origin of douzième
< French: literally, twelfth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This measurement can be got by removing both end stones and taking the distance with a Boley gage or a douzieme caliper.

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