- an instrument for measuring dip, consisting of a dip needle with a vertical circular scale of anglesAlso called: inclinometer
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We set off to scale the mountain, taking the dip-circle with us.
In several cases the tray was widened to receive as well a case containing a dip-circle.
On December 21 the load on the sledge was stripped down to tent, dip-circle, theodolite, cooker and a little food.
Norman devised a form of dip-circle, and found a value for the inclination in London which was at least not very wide of the mark.
Besides his dip-circle, Norman also devised a simple and very apt illustration of magnetic inclination.Makers of Electricity