angle of dip

  1. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
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  • Using computer-aided design, the measurements on mass, angle of dip and horizon condition can be carried out in an integrated interface, which improves ship model testing technique.
  • When the fore and back horizons are brought into line, the sextant reading is twice the angle of dip, assuming that the sextant is free from index error.
  • However, high cliffs make access to the base of sections difficult and dangerous to log, and the low angle of dip minimizes the practicality of logging smaller cliffs.
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