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bifilar


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bifilar  \Bi*fi"lar\,  a.  [Pref.  bi-  +  filar.] 
  Two-threaded;  involving  the  use  of  two  threads;  as  bifilar 
  suspension;  a  bifilar  balance. 
 
  {Bifilar  micrometer}  (often  called  {a  bifilar}),  an 
  instrument  form  measuring  minute  distances  or  angles  by 
  means  of  two  very  minute  threads  (usually  spider  lines), 
  one  of  which  at  least,  is  movable;  --  more  commonly 
  called  a  {filar  micrometer}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bifilar 
  adj  :  having  or  using  two  filaments;  "a  bifilar  suspension  of  a 
  waving  part  of  an  instrument" 




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