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clinometer

[klahy-nom-i-ter, kli-] /klaɪˈnɒm ɪ tər, klɪ-/
noun
1.
an instrument for determining angles of inclination or slope.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; clino- + -meter
Related forms
clinometry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for clinometry

clinometer

/klaɪˈnɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument used in surveying for measuring an angle of inclination
Derived Forms
clinometric (ˌklaɪnəˈmɛtrɪk), clinometrical, adjective
clinometry, noun
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Word Origin and History for clinometry

clinometer

n.

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

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