# Vernier

## Definition of Vernier

Ver´ni`er
n.1.A short scale made to slide along the divisions of a graduated instrument, as the limb of a sextant, or the scale of a barometer, for indicating parts of divisions. It is so graduated that a certain convenient number of its divisions are just equal to a certain number, either one less or one more, of the divisions of the instrument, so that parts of a division are determined by observing what line on the vernier coincides with a line on the instrument.
 Vernier calipers a gauge with a graduated bar and a sliding jaw bearing a vernier, used for accurate measurements.
 Vernier compass a surveyor's compass with a vernier for the accurate adjustment of the zero point in accordance with magnetic variation.
 Vernier transit a surveyor's transit instrument with a vernier compass.

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mathematician, Paul Vernier
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