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extensometer

[ek-sten-som-i-ter] /ˌɛk stɛnˈsɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring minute degrees of expansion, contraction, or deformation.
Also, extensimeter.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; extens(ion) + -o- + -meter
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Examples from the web for extensometer
  • Monitors can be divided into two basic types: roof-to-floor convergence monitors, and roof and rib extensometer monitors.
  • The extensometer measures this bulge and records it as a decreasing negative value.
  • Squeeze the buttons on the extensometer to set the gauge-length.
  • We provide both the extensometer and the tensor strain changes.
  • The range of the extensometer was sufficient to allow data acquisition using the extensometer up to and beyond yielding.
  • The time-dependent deformation data were obtained using constant load tests and an extensometer arrangement.
  • Testing modules include an extensometer, and cyclical testing capability.
British Dictionary definitions for extensometer

extensometer

/ˌɛkstɛnˈsɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an apparatus for studying small changes of length, as in the thermal expansion or mechanical compression of a solid
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