micrometer

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun an instrument for taking very small measurements, such as measuring the width or thickness of very thin pieces of metal, etc.

Construction

  • Instrument used for accurately measuring extremely small distances.
  • Unit of linear distance equal to one-millionth of a meter.

Electronics

  • 10-6 meter. It is a unit of measurement of length. Its abbreviation is μm. Also called micron.
  • An instrument utilized for measuring small, or very small, thicknesses, diameters, or the like.

Medical

  • noun an instrument for taking very small measurements, such as the width or thickness of very thin pieces of tissue

Publishing

  • noun a device for measuring the thickness of materials such as paper
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