cli·​nom·​e·​ter klī-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce clinometer (audio)
: any of various instruments for measuring angles of elevation or inclination

Examples of clinometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with their cutting-edge measuring rods, telescopes, spirit levels, and clinometers, the couple had at least one piece of equipment that had been entirely unavailable to Vyse: a camera. Jimmy Maher, Ars Technica, 15 Mar. 2020

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Word History


Greek klinein to lean

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clinometer was in 1811

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“Clinometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


cli·​nom·​e·​ter klī-ˈnäm-ət-ər How to pronounce clinometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring angles of elevation or slope
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