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a combining form meaning “slope, incline,” and, in mineralogy, “monoclinic,” used in the formation of compound words: clinometer.
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Origin of clino-
<Latin -clīn(āre) (cognate with Greek klī́nein to cause to lean, Sanskrit śrayati he causes to lean) + -o-
Words nearby clino-
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How to use clino- in a sentence
Had the Clino not been both exceedingly strong and very new it would have come to grief long before it did.The Great War As I Saw It|Frederick George Scott
British Dictionary definitions for clino-
before a vowel clin-
indicating a slope or inclinationclinometer
Word Origin for clino-
from New Latin, from Greek klinein to slant, lean
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