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  1. Aeronautics. an instrument for measuring the angle an aircraft makes with the horizontal.
  2. Physics. dip needle.
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Origin of inclinometer

First recorded in 1835–45; incline + -o- + -meter
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Examples from the Web for inclinometer

Historical Examples

  • The introduction and perfection of this type of inclinometer is almost entirely due to H. Wild.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3


  • Inclinometer—A curved form of spirit-level used for indicating the attitude of a body relative to the horizontal.

  • While thus waiting the boys glanced at the inclinometer and at the direction indicator.

British Dictionary definitions for inclinometer


  1. an aircraft instrument for indicating the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizontal
  2. another name for dip circle
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