AskDefine | Define declinometer

Dictionary Definition

declinometer n : an instrument for measuring magnetic declination [syn: transit declinometer]

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English

Etymology

From decline (through Middle English and Old French from the Latin de- "down" + clinare "to bend") + -meter

Noun

  1. An instrument for measuring magnetic declination.

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Extensive Definition

A declinometer is an instrument for measuring magnetic declination. The word comes from decline (through Middle English and Old French from the Latin de- "down" + clinare "to bend") + -meter.
declinometer in German: Deklinograph
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