
Definition of Slide rule
1. Noun. Analog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations; have been replaced by pocket calculators.
Definition of Slide rule
1. Noun. An analog calculator consisting of three interlocking strips marked with logarithmic scales, such that multiplication, division etc. can be performed by the equivalent of addition and subtraction. ¹
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Literary usage of Slide rule
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1. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"The principle on which the sliderule is constructed is that of hiving a scale
for each base, basic material and acid, so divided that any given length or ..."
2. Graphical and Mechanical Computation by Joseph Lipka (1918)
"The logarithmic slide rule.* —This instrument consists of several ... Oughtred
invented the straight logarithmic slide rule, consisting of two rulers each ..."
3. Graphical and Mechanical Computation by Joseph Lipka (1918)
"The logarithmic slide rule.* —This instrument consists of several ... Oughtred
invented the straight logarithmic slide rule, consisting of two rulers each ..."
4. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry by Arthur Graham Hall, Fred Goodrich Frink (1910)
"The slide rule. The principles of logarithmic computation are conveniently
illustrated by means of the slide rule, now widely used in performing ..."
5. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1900)
"THE POCKET slide rule.* 156,1. The slide rule in some of its various forms is by
far the most easy and rapid means of carrying on computations by ..."
6. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1904)
"THE POCKET slide rule.* 156,1. The slide rule in some of its various forms is by
far the most easy and rapid means of carrying on computations by ..."
7. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1900)
"THE POCKET slide rule.* 1563. The slide rule in some of its various forms is by
far the most easy and rapid means of carrying on computations by ..."