Definition of Filar

1. Adjective. Related to or having filaments (especially across a field of view as in the eyepiece of a telescope). "A filar eyepiece"

Partainyms: Filament
Derivative terms: Filum



Definition of Filar

1. a. Of or pertaining to a thread or line; characterized by threads stretched across the field of view; as, a filar microscope; a filar micrometer.

Definition of Filar

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a thread or line; characterized by threads stretched across the field of view. ¹

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Definition of Filar

1. pertaining to a thread [adj]

Medical Definition of Filar

1. Of or pertaining to a thread or line; characterised by threads stretched across the field of view; as, a filar microscope; a filar micrometer. Origin: L. Filum a thread. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Filar

filamentiferous
filamentless
filamentlike
filamentoid
filamentose
filamentous
filamentous bacteriophage
filamentous colony
filaments
filamentum
filamin
filander
filanders
filapodial
filar (current term)
filar eyepiece
filar micrometer
filar micrometre
filar micrometre ocular
filar substance
filaree
filarees
filaria
filariae
filarial
filarial arthritis
filarial dermatosis

Literary usage of Filar

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1. Elementary Chemical Microscopy by Émile Monnin Chamot (1915)
"To meet conditions such as these filar micrometers are employed. ... Bausch & Lomb filar Micrometer Eyepiece. is shown in Fig. 98. The scales and measuring ..."

2. A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy: Embracing the General by William Chauvenet (1900)
"THE filar MICROMETER. 40. For the measurement of small angles, ... The filar micrometer is the same in principle as the micrometer employed in the reading ..."

3. Statistics, Probability, and Game Theory: Papers in Honor of David Blackwell by David Blackwell, Thomas Shelburne Ferguson, Lloyd S. Shapley, James B. MacQueen (1996)
"The result presented here can be viewed as continuation of the approaches introduced in filar and Krass [8] and Chen and filar [13]. ..."

4. Lessons in Elementary Practical Physics by Balfour Stewart, William Winson Haldane Gee (1885)
"The filar Micrometer.—This instrument is much used by astronomers for ... The filar micrometer resembles the reading microscope with micrometer, but, ..."

5. The Elements of Vegetable Histology by Charles William Ballard (1921)
"filar Micrometers.—This type of micrometer consists of an ocular fitted with a ... The scale and drum rulings of a filar micrometer must be standardized ..."

6. A Treatise on Surveying: Comprising the Theory and the Practice by William Mitchell Gillespie, Cady Staley (1897)
"The filar micrometer, or micrometer, as it is usually called, is used for the accurate measurement of small distances, or angles when they are so small that ..."

7. A Treatise on Surveying, Comprising the Theory and the Practice by William Mitchell Gillespie (1897)
"filar MICROMETER. 604. The filar micrometer, or micrometer, as it is usually called, is used for the accurate measurement of small distances, or angles when ..."

8. Astronomy and Astro-physics by Goodsell Observatory (1885)
"... the filar micrometer on the 6.4 inch Equatorial of the Davidson Observatory, San Francisco, Cal., Long. 8h. 09m. 42.6s W. of Gr. NOTES TO COMPARISON ..."

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