Meaning of MICROMETER in English



Pronunciation: m ī - ' krä-m ə -t ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: French micromètre, from micr- + -mètre -meter

Date: 1670

1 : an instrument used with a telescope or microscope for measuring minute distances

2 : a caliper for making precise measurements that has a spindle moved by a finely threaded screw

micrometer 2

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.