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inclination,

in astronomy, the angle of intersection between two planes, one of which is an orbital plane. The inclination of the plane of the moon's orbit is 5°9' with respect to the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun). The inclination of the plane of the ecliptic relative to the plane of the earth's equator is 23°27'8.26"; this angle is called the obliquity of the ecliptic.

inclination

1. Symbol: i . The angle between the orbital plane of a celestial body and a reference plane. For a planet or comet the reference plane is the plane of the ecliptic, for a satellite it is the primary's equatorial plane, and for a double star it is the plane of the sky. Inclination is one of the orbital elements and varies between 0 and 180°, being less than 90° for a body with direct motion.
2. (axial inclination) The angle between the rotational axis of a body and a line perpendicular to its orbital plane. See also Tables 1–3, backmatter.

Inclination

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

An inclination is the angle at which two planes cross. In astrology, it is used to refer to the movement of a celestial body to a position other than the one occupied at birth.

inclination

[‚iŋ·klə′nā·shən]
(geology)
The angle at which a geological body or surface deviates from the horizontal or vertical; often used synonymously with dip.
(geophysics)
In magnetic inclination, the dip angle of the earth's magnetic field. Also known as magnetic dip.
(mathematics)
The inclination of a line in a plane is the angle made with the positive x axis.
The inclination of a line in space with respect to a plane is the smaller angle the line makes with its orthogonal projection in the plane.
The inclination of a plane with respect to a given plane is the smaller of the dihedral angles which it makes with the given plane.
(science and technology)
Angular deviation of a direction or surface from the true vertical or horizontal.
The angle which a direction or surface makes with the vertical or horizontal.
A surface which deviates from the vertical or horizontal.

inclination

The angle which a line or surface makes with the vertical, horizontal, or with another line or surface.

inclination

As it pertains to meteorology, the angle between an isobar and the wind or airflow at a given point.

inclination

1. Maths
a. the angle between a line on a graph and the positive limb of the x-axis
b. the smaller dihedral angle between one plane and another
2. Astronomy the angle between the plane of the orbit of a planet or comet and another plane, usually that of the ecliptic
3. Physics another name for dip
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3-5 show the instantaneous variation during each day of the solar time, filling ratio, inclination angle and the hot water mass flow rate of the wickless heat pipe evacuated tube solar collector (HP-ETSC).
With an increased inclination angle [phi], the maximal velocity in the first region grows while in the second region decrease more and more rapidly until the disappearance.
As the angle of inclination [phi] increases, the temperature [theta] also increases because the magnitude of the buoyancy force increases with the increase in the inclination angle.
The effect of the corrugation inclination angle on the thermohydraulic performance of plate heat exchangers, International Journal Heat and Mass Transfer, 28(8): 1469-1479.
On one hand, the pullout energy for pre-deformed fibres decreases with increasing inclination angle at small displacements.
Effect of inclination angle on heat transfer enhancement under natural convection in square cavities has been studied by Oztop et al.
Nozzle inclination angles: The nozzle inclination angle of 45[degrees] in horizontal and 45[degrees] in vertical plane were suggested as best angles in turning (Ueda et al.
A series of experiments was carried out by varying feed rate of scheelite ore 10-30 kg/h, wash water flow rate 5-9 L/min, deck inclination angle 4-7[degrees] and stroke length 7-10 mm.
6 shows the variation of axial pressure gradient dp/dx with inclination angle [alpha] for [phi] = 0.
We analyzed the trunk inclination angle at the time of foot-contact, maximum inclination of trunk, and foot-off.
Cup inclination angle of greater than 50 degrees increases whole blood concentrations of cobalt and chromium ions after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing.