[klahy-nom-i-ter, kli-]


an instrument for determining angles of inclination or slope.

Origin of clinometer

First recorded in 1805–15; clino- + -meter
Related formscli·nom·e·try, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for clinometer



an instrument used in surveying for measuring an angle of inclination
Derived Formsclinometric (ˌklaɪnəˈmɛtrɪk) or clinometrical, adjectiveclinometry, noun
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Word Origin and History for clinometer

"measurer of slopes and elevations," 1811, from clino- + -meter. Related: Clinometric.

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