a combining form meaning “slope, incline,” and, in mineralogy, “monoclinic,” used in the formation of compound words:clinometer.
TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!
Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Origin of clino-
<Latin -clīn(āre) (cognate with Greek klī́nein to cause to lean, Sanskrit śrayati he causes to lean) + -o-
Words nearby clino-
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for clino-
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.