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Meaning of vernier

ver•ni•er

Pronunciation: (vûr'nē-ur), [key]
—adj.
  1. equipped with a vernier: a vernier barometer.

Ver•nier

Pronunciation: (vûr'nē-ur Fr. ver-nyā'), [key]
  1. 1580–1637, French mathematician and inventor.
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