Definition of extensometer in English:

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extensometer

Pronunciation: /ikˌstenˈsämədər/

noun

An instrument for measuring the deformation of a material under stress.
Example sentences
  • Instrumentation and monitoring within the tunnels will be effected through such means as inclinometers, extensometers, strain gauges, load cells, instrumented rock bolts, and standard convergence and deformation measurements.
  • Column covers are fitted with T-slots to allow compatibility with various accessories, such as grips, fixtures, extensometers, and chambers.
  • Testing is carried out using a constant cross head speed, and elongation to fracture measured with a 50-mm gage length extensometer.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin extens- 'extended' (from the verb extendere) + -meter.

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Syllabification: ex·ten·som·e·ter

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