A ruler with a sliding central strip, marked with logarithmic scales and used for making rapid calculations, especially multiplication and division.
More example sentences
- An analog calculator designed along the principle of a slide rule, it utilizes logarithmic and inverse logarithmic scales to quickly provide you with the correct firing solution.
- Oughtred described the slide rule in 1622 but the circular slide rule was not described by him until 1632.
- This includes a detailed discussion of the use of the slide rule in making calculations governing the adjustment and operation of looms and weaving equipment.
Definition of slide rule in:
- The US English dictionary