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[ek-sten-som-i-ter] /ˌɛk stɛnˈsɒm ɪ tər/
an instrument for measuring minute degrees of expansion, contraction, or deformation.
Also, extensimeter.
Origin of extensometer
1885-90; extens(ion) + -o- + -meter Unabridged
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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


an apparatus for studying small changes of length, as in the thermal expansion or mechanical compression of a solid
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