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[tilt-mee-ter] /ˈtɪltˌmi tər/
noun, Geology
an instrument used to measure slight changes in the inclination of the earth's surface, usually in connection with volcanology and earthquake seismology.
Origin of tiltmeter
1930-35; tilt1 + -meter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Brief episodes of slow ground deformation are seen in tiltmeter records from instruments located near the active vent.
  • These simulations will be compared with surface tiltmeter data obtained during the treatments.

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