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Outside Diameter (Dimensions)

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  • This field contains the measurement of the outside diameter of the specimen.


  1. The outside diameter corresponds to the longest straight dimension along a line through the centre, from one extremity to the other of the spherical part of a cylindrical or rounded specimen, or to the largest dimension of the cylindrical or rounded part of a specimen.
  2. This field is used in conjunction with the Unit Linear field.
  3. Dimensions should always be expressed in centimetres, except when the item is too large or too small.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter a single measurement, in real numbers.

     Unit Linearcm
    Outside Diameter6.75
  2. Details regarding measurements and comments about partial or questionable measurements should be noted in the Dimension/Weight Remarks field.

     Unit Linearcm
    Outside Diameter30
     Dimension/Weight Remarks The outside diameter indicated is approximate.
  3. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec