noun. ['ˈvɝːniːɝ'] a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale.
Rhymes with Vernier
Sentences with vernier
1. Adjective, comparative
The primary benefit of the vernier caliper is that it has scales of measurement built into the tool.
Using a vernier caliper or ruler, measure the length, depth and width of the object in centimeters.
3. Noun, singular or mass
Technicians and craftspeople use vernier calipers to precisely gauge objects typically smaller than 16cm, or about 6 inches.
noun. French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637).