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

an instrument for measuring the angle an aircraft makes with the horizontal.
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an instrument for measuring the inclination or dip of the earth’s magnetic force.
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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 Tilt Transmitter features an embedded inclinometer, while the Vibration Transmitter provides an external accelerometer that is mated to the transmitter through a keyed connection.
It provides equivalent horizontal range up to 1,200 yards, an integrated inclinometer for measuring elevation changes, and air pressure and temperature sensors.
The interior has a 15-inch head-up display that places key information including the vehicle's speed, navigation directions, and an inclinometer in the driver's line of sight.
[USPRwire, Wed Oct 24 2018] Tilt sensor, also known as clinometer or inclinometer, is a tool used for measuring angle tilts (or slopes) or depression or elevation of an object with reference to gravity.
Additional innovative features include internal recording and storage of up to 2.5 hours of video and 1,000 still images, built-in digital compass and inclinometer, and a versatile USB-C port for external power, digital video out and connection to peripheral devices.
Among the topics are digital inclinometer for a range of motion measurements in all anatomical planes, a novel multiple-input single-output mixed-mode universal filter employing a second generation current conveyor circuit, an overview of an outlier detection technique with a support vector machine developed for wireless sensor networks, an electronic nose system and principal component analysis techniques for identifying gases, and a monolithic integrated complementary metal-oxide semiconductor ambient light sensor.
Joral LLC announced a G-force compensated inclinometer that provides feedback for pitch, yaw, and roll.
The RCA2610-3 shown above has optional pitch synchronization, but there's no inclinometer. That's an additional $147, which is a mechanical add-on for the instrument's bezel.
For many years I carried 10X binoculars, a belt-attached laser rangefinder, and a handheld inclinometer (angle meter).
bundled a fish-eye camera and an inclinometer together, and the precision of the heading determination is superior to 1[degrees] [5].
In this paper, we aim at the experimental verification of the method devised by the authors in [8], which relies upon two consecutive monofilar suspensions of the object under test to determine its CoG, using as measured quantities the angle output from a dual-axis inclinometer. To this end, we first generalize the method relaxing some of the constraints outlined in the original formulation.