- the thickness of a sheet of paper or card stock. Traditionally measured in points7 (thousandths of an inch), caliper is now measured in microns (micrometers). The word "caliper" is sometimes used in place of the proper unit, as in ".004 caliper" (.004 inch or 4 points) or "120 caliper" (120 microns).
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caliper — [kal′ə pər] n. [var. of CALIBER] 1. [usually pl.] an instrument consisting of a pair of movable, curved legs fastened together at one end, used to measure the thickness or diameter of something: there are inside calipers and outside calipers 2.… … English World dictionary
caliper — 1620s, short for calliper compass (1580s), a device used to measure CALIBER (Cf. caliber) (q.v.). Related: Calipers … Etymology dictionary
caliper — (also calliper) ► NOUN 1) (also calipers) a measuring instrument with two hinged legs and in turned or out turned points. 2) a motor vehicle or bicycle brake consisting of two or more hinged components. 3) a metal support for a person s leg.… … English terms dictionary
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caliper — /kal euh peuhr/, n. 1. Usually, calipers. an instrument for measuring thicknesses and internal or external diameters inaccessible to a scale, consisting usually of a pair of adjustable pivoted legs. 2. any of various calibrated instruments for… … Universalium
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caliper — cal·i·per or chiefly Brit cal·li·per kal ə pər n 1) any of various measuring instruments having two usu. adjustable arms, legs, or jaws used to measure thickness, diameter, and distance between surfaces usu. used in pl. <a pair of calipers> … Medical dictionary
caliper — /ˈkæləpə/ (say kaluhpuh) noun 1. (usually plural) a tool in its simplest form having two legs and resembling a compass (def. 7), used for obtaining inside and outside measurements, especially across curved surfaces. 2. → caliper rule. 3. Also,… … Australian English dictionary
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