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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Unifilar \U`ni*fi"lar\, a. [Uni- + L. filum a thread.] Having only one thread; involving the use of only one thread, wire, fiber, or the like; as, unifilar suspension. [1913 Webster] Unifilar magnetometer (Physics), an instrument which consists of a magnetic bar suspended at its center of gravity by a long thread, constituting a delicate means for accurately measuring magnetic intensities, also for determining declinations of the magnetic needle. [1913 Webster]