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1. An instrument used to determine the angle of the earth's magnetic field in respect to the horizontal plane.
2. An instrument for showing the inclination of an aircraft or ship relative to the horizontal.


1. (Aeronautics) an aircraft instrument for indicating the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizontal
2. (General Physics) another name for dip circle


(ˌɪn kləˈnɒm ɪ tər)

an instrument for measuring the angle an aircraft makes with the horizontal.


an instrument for measuring the inclination or dip of the earth’s magnetic force.
See also: Earth
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Noun1.inclinometer - an instrument showing the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizoninclinometer - an instrument showing the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizon
navigational instrument - an instrument used for navigating
2.inclinometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
3.inclinometer - an instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevationinclinometer - an instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation
surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument - an instrument used by surveyors
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