noun cli·no·graph \ˈklīnəˌgraf\

Definition of clinograph



  1. 1 :  an instrument for ascertaining the deviation from the vertical of a borehole, well, or shaft

  2. 2 :  a drawing instrument having two straight edges united by a hinge and capable of being set at any desired angle

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Origin and Etymology of clinograph

clin- + -graph

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a brief usually trivial fact

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