in·​cli·​nom·​e·​ter | \ ˌin-klə-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce inclinometer (audio) , ˌiŋ-; ˌin-ˌklī- \

Definition of inclinometer

: an instrument for indicating the inclination to the horizontal of an axis (as of an airplane)

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Recent Examples on the Web The patch allows the helicopter to take similar measurements to the inclinometer, but using the accelerometers contained in the inertial measurement unit (IMU). Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 But, without the inclinometer, the algorithm that runs these three systems can’t kick things off. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 7 June 2022 However, preflight checks carried out during the warmer days revealed a failed inclinometer sensor, which in turn means Ingenuity is grounded until a fix can be found. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 And finally, there is a sensor in the crank and an inclinometer. Rob Reed, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Surveyors often used a compass, measuring tape or laser range finder and an inclinometer to record the direction, distance and slope of the passage. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 14 Sep. 2021 The fuselage contains an upper sensor assembly, affixed to Ingenuity’s mast, which includes of an inclinometer, an IMU, and elements that minimize flight vibration to protect the helicopter's electronics. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 20 Feb. 2021 The Montero still has its inclinometer, which most of us find either amusing or bemusing. Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, 22 June 2020 On the dash are analog instruments, along with a 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display with an inclinometer and tilt gauge, outside temperature, odometer, trip meters and average fuel economy numbers. Star-telegram,, 3 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of inclinometer

1842, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Inclinometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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