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clinometer

[ klahy-nom-i-ter, kli- ]
/ klaɪˈnɒm ɪ tər, klɪ- /
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noun
an instrument for determining angles of inclination or slope.
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Origin of clinometer

First recorded in 1805–15; clino- + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM clinometer

cli·nom·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for clinometer

clinometer
/ (klaɪˈnɒmɪtə) /

noun
an instrument used in surveying for measuring an angle of inclination

Derived forms of clinometer

clinometric (ˌklaɪnəˈmɛtrɪk) or clinometrical, adjectiveclinometry, noun
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