Definition of clinometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /klīˈnamədər/


An instrument used for measuring the angle or elevation of slopes.
Example sentences
  • The DBH was measured at 1.3 m and height was measured using a clinometer.
  • He rappelled it with a clinometer to accurately measure the pitch: a sickening 72 degrees.
  • So they decided to go out and measure, using a clinometer made out of cardboard, a plastic straw, and a plum line.


Early 19th century: from Greek klinein 'to slope' + -meter.

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Syllabification: cli·nom·e·ter

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