Filar definition

fīlər
Of or relating to a thread or line; characterized by threads stretched across the field of view.

A filar microscope.

A filar micrometer.

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Of or relating to a thread.
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Having fine threads across the field of view for measuring small distances, as in the eyepiece of a telescope.
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Of a thread.
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Having fine threads or hairs stretched across the field of view, as a micrometer.
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Origin of filar

  • From Latin fīlum thread gwhī- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin filum a thread.

    From Wiktionary