A Definition of ClinometerDate: 12/10/95 at 12:6:19 From: Anonymous Subject: Geometry terms We've been surfing the net to find a definition for the following term and have been unsuccessful. Can you help? Clinometer. Date: 12/10/95 at 18:14:14 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: Geometry terms Hello - Here's what Webster's Dictionary (2nd edition, unabridged) has to say: clinometer Any of various instruments for measuring or indicating angles of slope, elevation, or inclination, as: the dip of beds or strata (Geol.), the slope of an embankment or cutting (Surv.), the angle of elevation of a rifle or gun, the inclination or roll of a ship,... the departure from the level of sills or other horizontal framing timbers (Carp.), the inclination of the human profile, the inclinations of the vertical meridian of the cornea, etc. clino- is a combining form from the Greek, in this sense 'to incline'. - Doctor Sarah, The Geometry Forum |
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