tiltmeter

noun

tilt·​me·​ter ˈtilt-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce tiltmeter (audio)
: an instrument to measure the tilting of the earth's surface

Examples of tiltmeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every shiver of the ground, every exhalation of gas, every ripple of molten rock has been captured by an array of seismometers, tiltmeters, gas detectors, and airborne sensors. Author: Scott Wilson, Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, 24 May 2018 Meanwhile, tiltmeter data, which measures deformation in the volcano’s shape, suggest the mountain is inflating with magma. Jon Emont, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2017 To monitor the volcano’s volatility, seismographs, strainmeters, geomagnetometers, infrasonic microphones and water-tube tiltmeters have been placed on the mountain’s slopes and around its 78-mile perimeter. Gilles Mingasson, Smithsonian, 29 May 2017 To monitor the volcano’s volatility, seismographs, strainmeters, geomagnetometers, infrasonic microphones and water-tube tiltmeters have been placed on the mountain’s slopes and around its 78-mile perimeter. Gilles Mingasson, Smithsonian, 2 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tiltmeter was in 1932

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“Tiltmeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiltmeter. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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tiltmeter

noun
tilt·​me·​ter ˈtilt-ˌmēt-ər How to pronounce tiltmeter (audio)
: an instrument that measures the tilt of the earth's surface
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