dip circle


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dip circle

n
(General Physics) an instrument for measuring dip, consisting of a dip needle with a vertical circular scale of angles. Also called: inclinometer
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Noun1.dip circle - 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
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Using a compass and a dip circle (a compass needle mounted sideways so that it could point downwards) we showed the students how the direction and strength of the Earth's magnetic field changed as we neared the pole.