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inclinometer

Line breaks: in¦clin|om¦eter
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnklɪˈnɒmɪtə
 
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Definition of inclinometer in English:

noun

A device for measuring the angle of inclination of something, especially from the horizontal.
Example sentences
  • Horizontal movement is measured by inclinometers, and multiple-point vibrating-wire piezometers provide information on groundwater pressure.
  • Measure the steepest section with an inclinometer.
  • A nice group of levels and inclinometers were also sold.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin inclinare 'to incline' + -meter.

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