Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no inclination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physics.) Without inclination or dipping; -- said of the imaginary line near the earth's equator on which the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The aclinic line is also termed the magnetic equator.

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  • adjective physics Without inclination or dipping.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἀκλινής (aklinēs, "unswerving"), from ἀ- (a-, "not") + κλίνω (klinō, "bend")

Examples

  • However, one incident of nearly unimaginable violence for which Bush and Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld share immediate and direct responsibilityoccurred earlier today in Iraq when a US soldier opened fire on his comrades killing five of them as he waited in aclinic at Camp Liberty outside Baghdad.

    'Soldiers work for corporations, not for the people'

  • - shaped like cluster of grapes; full of seeds, like a grape. adj. - containing small seeds or drupes. aclinic adj. - applied to line passing through all points where there is no magnetic inclination. aclinic line, magnetic equator. aconite

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  • JM is going straight to an aclinic clinic to investigate this lack of attraction.

    March 25, 2010