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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The lumber ROM for flexion and extension was measured by inclinometer, side bending with finger - tip to floor method, and rotation with help of measuring tape.
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In scientific literature are present several works on the topic; all of them take into consideration different types and tools for measuring the range of motion of the shoulder: some simply involved the use of the examiner's eye (14,15), some others used anatomical evidence-based reference20, or the goniometer (2,4,5,17) or the inclinometer and finally also the digital inclinometer was used in some cases (6,7).
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