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Any of various surveying instruments for measuring angles of elevation, slope, or incline, as of an embankment. Also called inclinometer.
cli′no·met′ric (-nə-mĕt′rĭk), cli′no·met′ri·cal adj.
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the measurement of the elevations and slopes of mineral strata or of cuttings into rock formations. — clinometer, n. — clinometric, clinometrical, adj.See also: Geology
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