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# Strange Measurement Unit

Right behind you!Registered User regular
edited April 2011
I'm trying to figure out what this measurement symbol is for my work.

Any clues?

Dimensions: 223*Φ217*Φ120

We've always used the circle with the line through it to mean Diameter, but that doesn't seem to apply here.

This is the product in question

Thanks!

Xaquin on
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## Posts

• Registered User regular
edited April 2011
The symbol is Phi, but since I'm an idiot when it comes to math you could go and
pick what's most likely.

I would like to pause for a moment, to talk about my penis.
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• Registered User regular
edited April 2011
I'm guessing it's "Unit of diameter" which means it is an arbitrary number. Judging by what it is, and the numbers they're giving, maybe millimeters or something?

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• I've Done Worse Registered User regular
edited April 2011
That symbol isn't actually the diameter symbol, ø, but it is the only thing that makes a lick of sense.

My initial guess would be the mating diameters of the top and the bottom opening but if that first number is height the proportions do not look right. As it is circular it can't be a bounding box thing as those two numbers would be the same.

I think I'm going to stick with the assumption it should be the diameters, maybe major and minor. Still kind of weird.

Edit: I'm assuming MM just from general scale. It'd be about 9 inches tall if that were true and that is about right for what it appears to be.

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• Right behind you!Registered User regular
edited April 2011
Yeah, it kind of looks like it may be millimeters

what an odd way of putting it (in comparison with the billion other products I've speced out)

edit: thanks all

I'm just going to suggest my coworker find a different model =P

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• Registered User regular
edited April 2011
my guess

assembly is 223mm tall , 217mm diameter body and has a opening with diameter of 120 mm or fits 120mm holes/openings.

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• Registered User regular
edited April 2011
I'd look somewhere else because there's a 50/50 chance that it's "microchinameters" or something that just isn't usable and you'll need a different one.

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• Registered User regular
edited April 2011
WolframAlpha says it stands for the golden ratio conjugate.