Meaning of MICROMETER in English


I. noun Etymology: French micromètre, from micr- + -mètre -meter Date: 1670 an instrument used with a telescope or microscope for measuring minute distances, a caliper for making precise measurements that has a spindle moved by a finely threaded screw, II. noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary micr- + 3meter Date: 1880 a unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter

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