Definition of Clinometer

1. Noun. An instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation.

Exact synonyms: Inclinometer
Generic synonyms: Surveying Instrument, Surveyor's Instrument



Definition of Clinometer

1. n. An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level.

Definition of Clinometer

1. Noun. An apparatus for measuring a vertical angle, a slope, or the height of a large object (e.g. a tree). ¹

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Definition of Clinometer

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clinometer

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clinometer (current term)
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Literary usage of Clinometer

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1. Treatise on Mine-surveying by Bennett Hooper Brough (1906)
"In order to facilitate the reading, the graduated side of the clinometer ia ... Use of the clinometer.—If a cord, about 10 yards in length, is stretched ..."

2. Principles of Oil and Gas Production by Roswell Hill Johnson, Louis Grow Huntley (1916)
"clinometer. — The use of the clinometer is indicated where the dips exceed about 3 degrees and ... The clinometer most used is the Brunton pocket transit. ..."

3. Manual of Geology: Practical and Theoretical by John Phillips (1855)
"clinometer. In ascertaining generally the direction and angle of the dip, and direction of the horizontal line or strike of the stratified rocks, ..."

4. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1900)
"The clinometer is a hand-instrument for determin ing the slope of ground ... 33. clinometer, being really a hand-level when the vernier is set to read zero. ..."

5. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Use of Compass and clinometer.—Strike (11) is measured by means of a compass. Concerning the use of this instrument there are certain rules and facts with ..."

6. A Textbook in the Principles of Science Teaching by George Ransom Twiss (1917)
"A simple clinometer, which may also be used as a level, may be made by attaching a ... To use this device as a clinometer place the block on the inclined ..."

7. Transactions of the Geological Society of London by Geological Society of London (1816)
"X. Description of a clinometer. Bv THE RIGHT HON. ... The clinometer consists of two parts, the plate and the quadrant. Plate 25, exhibits both lying ..."

8. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1897)
"clinometer. D in ordinary sections in cliffs and ravines, the rocks appear to be simply inclined, and the strata themselves to be nearly straight. ..."

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