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torsion balance

noun
1.
an instrument for measuring small forces, as electric attraction or repulsion, by determining the amount of torsion or twisting they cause in a slender wire or filament.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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British Dictionary definitions for torsion balance

torsion balance

noun
1.
an instrument used to measure small forces, esp electric or magnetic forces, by the torsion they produce in a thin wire, thread, or rod
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