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Dividers

Scope note

Measuring devices with two legs movable on a joint or pivot, similar in form to drawing compasses but with two metal points and used, for example, to divide lines, transfer dimensions, or lay off circles or arcs.

This term has 2 records attributed within our system.

Term type

AAT
Object name

Getty AAT term number

300022500

Broader Terms used

<size measuring devices>

Narrower Terms used

wing dividers
proportional dividers

Created

11yrs ago

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