Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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caliper

1. The thickness of a material measured under specified conditions. Caliper is usually measured in thousandths of an inch (mills or points), or, under the metric system, in millimeters. 2. The instrument used to measure the thickness of a material. See also:THICKNESS .




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