torsion scale

torsion scale
noun
: a weighing scale in which the fulcrums of the levers or beams are wires or strips acting by torsion

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Torsion scale — Torsion Tor sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torsion — Tor sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torsion balance — Torsion Tor sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • torsion — noun a) The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned… …   Wiktionary

  • Torsion spring — A mousetrap powered by a helical torsion spring A torsion spring is a spring that works by torsion or twisting; that is, a flexible elastic object that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted. The amount of force (actually torque) it exerts… …   Wikipedia

  • Torsion field — Infobox Pseudoscience topics=Physics claims=Spin spin interaction can be transmitted through space at speeds of at least up to 109 the speed of light via a special kind of field, making possible FTL travel, ESP, homeopathy, levitation, and other… …   Wikipedia

  • Torsion field (pseudoscience) — For other notions of torsion, see Torsion field and Torsion. Torsion field (pseudoscience) Claims Spin spin interaction can be transmitted through space at speeds of at least up to 109 times the speed of light via a special kind of field, making… …   Wikipedia

  • torsion balance — 1. a balance used in the laboratory, having a scale beam supported by metallic ribbons that act by torsion. 2. an electrometer that acts by the twisting of a single fiber of the web of a silkworm …   Medical dictionary

  • torsion head — noun : the part of a torsion balance from which the wire or filament is suspended and which is usually graduated with an angular scale for measuring the counterrotation required to neutralize the deflection …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angle of torsion — Torsion Tor sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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