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PARALLAX ERROR [1 record]

Record 1 2013-02-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Optics
  • Mathematical Geography
DEF

Error in reading an instrument employing a scale and pointer because the observer's eye and pointer are not in a line perpendicular to the plane of the scale.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Appareils de mesure
  • Optique
  • Géographie mathématique
DEF

Erreur de lecture qui se produit lorsque, l'index étant à une certaine distance de la surface de l'échelle, la lecture n'est pas effectuée dans la direction d'observation prévue pour l'instrument utilisé.

OBS

erreur de parallaxe : recommandation internationale de la Troisième Conférence Internationale de Métrologie Légale, 1968.

Spanish

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