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Definition of "filar" []

  • Of or relating to a thread. (adjective)
  • Having fine threads across the field of view for measuring small distances, as in the eyepiece of a telescope. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "filar" in a sentence
  • "Over 10,000 filar-micrometer and red light CCD measurements of Mars' north polar cap have been taken over the past 40 years, and they show that it has been shrinking."
  • "For several thousand years the stars have been called "fixed," but the fine rulings of the filar micrometer tell a different story."
  • "Place the filar micrometer and the stage micrometer in their respective positions."