clinometer


clinometer
clinometer "measurer of slopes and elevations," 1811, from clino-, element meaning "slope, slant, incline," Latinized from Gk. klinein (see LEAN (Cf. lean) (v.)) + -METER (Cf. -meter).

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  • Clinometer — Cli*nom e*ter, n. [Gr. kli nein to incline + meter.] (Geol.) An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level. Dana. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clinometer — Clinometer, s. Abney Level …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • clinometer — [klī näm′ət ər] n. [ CLINO + METER] an instrument for measuring angles of slope or inclination clinometric [klī΄nō me′trik] adj. clinometrical clinometry [klī näm′ə trē] n …   English World dictionary

  • clinometer — klinometras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Pylimų šlaitų polinkio, naudingųjų iškasenų klodo arba gyslos polinkio kampo matuoklis. atitikmenys: angl. clinometer; inclinometer vok. Klinometer, n rus. клинометр, m pranc …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • clinometer — noun Etymology: Greek klinein to lean Date: 1811 any of various instruments for measuring angles of elevation or inclination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clinometer — clinometry, n. /kluy nom i teuhr, kli /, n. an instrument for determining angles of inclination or slope. [1805 15; CLINO + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • clinometer — noun An apparatus for measuring a vertical angle, a slope, or the height of a large object (e.g. a tree). See Also: incline …   Wiktionary

  • clinometer —    An instrument for measuring vertical angles or angles of dip [25] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • clinometer — instrument used to measure slopes and elevations Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • clinometer — cli·nom·e·ter || klaɪ nÉ’mɪtÉ™ n. instrument that measures slopes …   English contemporary dictionary


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