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Resolution

Resolutions is the smallest amount of output that a gage can possibly provide. The higher the resolution, the smaller the amount of output. Just as a television with high resolution provides the viewer a clearer picture, a gage with high resolution will provide a clearer measurement. This is because the finer the degree of distinction that a gage is capable of making, the closer to the true value of the measurement the gage will be able to measure. In this way, resolution sets the scene for accuracy. Resolution also encapsulates the smallest amount of change that a gage is able to detect. This is an important feature in that it means a high-resolution gage will be able to determine any slight variation in the measurement of parts. When working on projects that require extreme precision, high resolution is very important.

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