from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An instrument used to determine the angle of the earth's magnetic field in respect to the horizontal plane.
- noun An instrument for showing the inclination of an aircraft or ship relative to the horizontal.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In magnetism, an apparatus for determining the vertical component of the earth's magnetic force.
- noun An instrument for ascertaining the slope of an embankment; a clinometer or batter-level.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An instrument that
displaysthe angleof an aircraftrelative to the horizon
- noun An instrument that measures
magnetic dip; a dip circle
- noun A
surveyinginstrument that measures angles of inclinationor elevation; a clinometer
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation
- noun an instrument showing the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizon
- noun a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
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According to Ye Chen, designer of the device, the camera would take an all-round picture using a built-in inclinometer indicating the horizontal position prior to execution.
They rented a fog machine, an "inclinometer," along with a snow cone maker, where Anvita and Deepika mixed shots of Jaegar and rootbeer.
"inclinometer" that scans slopes and hills, allowing it to factor in elevation changes.
An inclinometer that measured the Libertys tilt in the water hung from the ceiling.
Through the smoke, he read the inclinometer as it climbed to six degrees, then seven, eight, and nine.
He didnt need the inclinometer to tell him the ship was rolling.
If the ship were to flood, the inclinometer would gauge the ships list and whether it might capsize.
The inclinometer dropped to eleven degrees and then ten before it finally stabilized at nine.
The inclinometer jumped from two degrees to three then five.
He aimed it at the inclinometer suspended from the ceiling.