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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)
  11. steelyards
Scope note
Scales having a fixed fulcrum and a movable counterweight whose distance along a horizontal graduated beam is moved to balance an object suspended from a point, usually on a pan or hook, set off-center; for scales of similar form but with a fixed counterweight and movable fulcrum, use "desemers."
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024