# nonius

## English translation: vernier (scale)

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 Spanish term or phrase: nonius English translation: vernier (scale) Entered by:

 12:54 Oct 25, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / Inspection processes
 Spanish term or phrase: nonius MEDICIONES DE LONGITUD:¨ Calibre o píe de rey (vernier calliper): El píe de rey consta de una regla fija en forma de L, que lleva grabadas divisiones, en nuestro caso en milímetros. La regla móvil, igualmente doblada en forma de L, lleva un nonius para poder medir con una mayor exactitud. El nonius esta formado por 2 escalas, una correspondiente a la regla fija y otra diferente a la móvil.
 vernier scale (nonio de avance) Explanation:Nonio=Nonius--------------------------------------------------Note added at 8 hrs (2007-10-25 21:25:08 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Thank you Sinead, your link puts it very clearly, leaving aside the question of the different parts that make a vernier aka nonius in some languages.
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trnet
Local time: 04:49
 Thank you, tnret. Wikipedia explains it very well.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +3vernier scale (nonio de avance)
 trnet
5 +1vernier
5 +1nonioslothm
4 +1vernier
 Taña Dalglish

Discussion entries: 4

7 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
nonio

Explanation:
Sin duda.

 slothmLocal time: 00:49Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 133

agree
 25 mins

neutral  trnet: I agree that the nonius is the mobile piece and strictly speaking the answer is the "nonio de avance". It is obvious it is in a vernier caliper, it always is.
 8 hrs

10 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
vernier

Explanation:
Eso es.

 Carlos SeguraUnited KingdomLocal time: 04:49Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: Spanish, EnglishPRO pts in category: 48

agree
 8 hrs
-> Many thanks.

10 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
vernier

Explanation:
http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/museum/esim.asp?c=100254

Nonius (vernier)
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Cursor index for precise measurement of the fractions of a linear or circular graduated scale. Initially called a "nonius," after the Portuguese Pedro Nuñez (1502-1578), who described an instrument of this type in 1542. However, it was Pierre Vernier (1584-1638) who redesigned the device in the form commonly used today. For this reason, it is also called a "vernier."
Web definitions for vernier

vernier scale: a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main ...
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn - Definition in context

vernier: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
vernier n. A small, movable auxiliary graduated scale attached parallel to a main graduated scale, calibrated to indicate fractional parts of the.
www.answers.com/topic/vernier-scale - 82k - Cached - Similar pages

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Note added at 11 mins (2007-10-25 13:05:34 GMT)
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 Taña DalglishJamaicaLocal time: 22:49Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 68

agree  trnet: Good references.
 8 hrs
-> Very kind of you trnet. Thank you. Un abrazo.

23 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
nonius

Explanation:
nonius o vernier. Ambas son correctas

 Roberto ServadeiLocal time: 00:49Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in category: 8

agree  Salloz: Ahora que pongo más atención, después de una taza de café, veo que hay que traducir del español al inglés...
 27 mins

agree  trnet: ues vete a por otra taza y mientras sea café .... no quedarás fané ... :-)
 8 hrs

7 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
vernier scale (nonio de avance)

Explanation:
Nonio=Nonius

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Note added at 8 hrs (2007-10-25 21:25:08 GMT)
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Thank you Sinead, your link puts it very clearly, leaving aside the question of the different parts that make a vernier aka nonius in some languages.

 trnetLocal time: 04:49Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 40
 Thank you, tnret. Wikipedia explains it very well.

agree  Sinead --: Yep, here's a good reference - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernier
 0 min
-> Thanks

agree  Taña Dalglish: Sorry, I didn’t see you. brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/museum/esim.asp?c=100254 - 9k - Cached - Similar pages. Saludos.
 6 mins
-> Thanks

agree
 8 hrs
-> Thanks

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