dip needle

an early form of magnetometer, consisting of a magnetic needle pivoted through its center of gravity and having its axis through the vertical plane of the earth's magnetic meridian so as to point in the direction of maximum magnetic intensity. Also called inclinometer.

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  • dip circle — /ˈdɪp sɜkəl/ (say dip serkuhl) noun → dip needle …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dip circle — Beside James Clark Ross is a dip circle designed by Robert Were Fox, and used by Ross to discover the magnetic south pole. Dip circles are used to measure the angle between the horizon and the Earth s magnetic field (the dip angle). They were… …   Wikipedia

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