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surface plate

noun
1.
Machinery. a flat plate used by machinists for testing surfaces that are to be made perfectly flat.
Also called planometer.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • The calibration process which is described is fairly simple and requires two mirrors, two autocollimators, and a surface plate.
  • Openings with sleeves cast in place in masonry do not require fasteners into the surface plate.
British Dictionary definitions for surface plate

surface plate

noun
1.
another name for faceplate (sense 2)
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