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inclinometer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inclinometer an instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation
    • n inclinometer a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
    • n inclinometer an instrument showing the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizon
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inclinometer In magnetism, an apparatus for determining the vertical component of the earth's magnetic force.
    • n inclinometer An instrument for ascertaining the slope of an embankment; a clinometer or batter-level.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inclinometer an instrument for measuring the vertical element of the magnetic force
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. inclinārein, towards, clināre, to lean.

Usage

In literature:

INSTRUMENTS EMPLOYED: ROBINSON'S 6-INCH INCLINOMETER; FOX'S DIPPING APPARATUS.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
While thus waiting the boys glanced at the inclinometer and at the direction indicator.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
The introduction and perfection of this type of inclinometer is almost entirely due to H. Wild.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Turck's rotary single axis inclinometer has a monitoring range of 360 degrees, making it ideal for mobile equipment, and is IP68-rated.
Rotary single axis inclinometer .
Turck's rotary single axis inclinometer expands its dual axis CANopen inclinometer offering for angular tilt detection.
PTAM27L series inclinometer is based on MEMS technology for single and dual axis tilt angle measurement.
Inclinometer Benton Graphics Trenton NJ USA Benton Graphics introduces Flipcheck, a pocket-sized inclinometer for press operators to check contact and set angles.
Inclinometer Line Features Rugged and Super- rugged Versions.
POSITAL's ACCELENS (ACS) inclinometers are now available in two major product lines.
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In science:

The higher stability of the API system may be of advantage with respect to inclinometers often having drifts.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The installation of an inclinometer on the center of the azimuth bearing allows an easy, and repeatable determination of the run-out or wobble of the azimuth bearing, which can be used in the pointing model as constant terms.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The solution that Lambrecht et al. proposed in Ref. was to take advantage of the inclinometer developed for a neutron experiment performed at the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble .
Detecting Chameleons through Casimir Force Measurements
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