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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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FSG says the cost-efficient two-axis inclinometers from its PE-MEMS-x/y-i/GS60L series measure tilt angles of the x and y axes up to [+ or -]60[degrees] and measured values for each inclination axis are transmitted via a 4--20 mA output.
There are a variety of studies that use inclinometers to measure ankle ROM.
Posital's TILTIX family of inclinometers are now available with an optional dynamic load compensation system which guarantees precise, reliable tilt measurements for mobile machines, even if the equipment is subject to strong accelerations.
Xu, "Monitoring of lateral displacements of a slope using a series of special fibre Bragg grating-based in-place inclinometers," Measurement Science and Technology, vol.
Additionally, the tilt stability of the accelerometers delivers excellent repeatability over temperature and time, which is ideal for orientation and navigation systems in unmanned aerial vehicles using Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) and inclinometers.
The measurements have been executed with wireless digital inclinometers (Jtech medical instrument, Salt Lake City, UT), which have a 1[degrees] increment.
Thanks to the booming market of smartphones and video game consoles (Lane et al., 2010; Maenaka, 2008), nonmechanical experts have progressively gained the experience of the application of accelerometers or inclinometers. Aiming at integrating the MEMS embedded X-SLEWS into geotechnical monitoring activity, we conducted a one-day measurement on the ground at the construction site of the South Hongmei Road super high way tunnel in Shanghai, by means of collecting data from three wireless sensor nodes equipped with MEMS accelerometers and inclinometers, in order to detect ground deformation caused by underground excavation.
Variohm EuroSensor has expanded its range of inclinometers with the IS-120 single-axis tilt alert switch for tasks where inrange and out-of-range inclination or level position needs to be safely monitored.
Next the thoracic kyphosis was measured using two gravity-dependent inclinometers (Isomed, Inc., 975 SE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR, USA).
Ankle DF and plantar flexion (PF) ROM have traditionally been quantified with goniometers and inclinometers. (10-12) Studies suggest goniometry may not be the optimal method of assessing ankle ROM in dancers.