\slˈa͡ɪdɪŋɹˈuːl], \slˈaɪdɪŋɹˈuːl], \s_l_ˈaɪ_d_ɪ_ŋ_ɹ_ˈuː_l]\
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An instrument for working arithmetical and mathematical calculations on logarithmic principles, and composed of parts sliding by one another.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
(Math.) A rule used for gauging, etc., furnished with one or more graduated slips, which are capable of sliding in grooves cut in the body of the rule; by properly adjusting these slides to the length, breadth, etc., of surfaces or solids, their areas, volumes, etc., are obtained by merely reading the graduations.
By Henry Percy Smith
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