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  6. measuring devices (instruments)
  7. [measuring devices for forces]
  8. weighing devices
  9. [weighing devices by form]
  10. scales (weighing devices)
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Scope note
Scales with fixed counterweights at one end of a horizontal bar, a movable fulcrum which allows for changes in the ratio of the lengths of the arms, and a single hook from which to attach the item to be weighed; for scales of similar form, but with a fixed fulcrum and a movable counterweight, use "steelyards."
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024