Definitions for "Strain Gauge"
The term used to describe an electronic load cell. The strain gauge measures weight by calibrating the changes in resistance as a result of the load, either positive or negative, applied to it.
A device for detecting the strain that a certain force produces on a body. The gauge consists of one or more fine wires cemented to the surface under test. As the surface becomes strained, the wires stretch or compress, changing their resistance. Several strain gauges are used to make-up a load cell.
a device that responds to mechanical strain. Metal foil gauges are the most common type, responding to strain with a small change in resistance. Also vibrating wire types
Keywords:  zigzag, etched, conductor, film, thin
a (often zigzag shaped) conductor, etched out of thin metal film
A device for determining the amount of strain (change in dimensions) when a stress is applied