Definitions

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  • n. An instrument for taking the declination or angle which a plane makes with the horizontal plane.
  • n. A dissenter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for taking the declination or angle which a plane makes with the horizontal plane.
  • n. A dissentient.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument used in ascertaining the declination, as in dialing, of a plane, and in astronomy, of the stars. Also declinatory.
  • n. One who declines to join or agree with another; a dissentient.

Etymologies

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Compare French d├ęclinateur. See decline.

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