inclined plane: Meaning and Definition of

inclined' plane'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. one of the simple machines, a plane surface inclined to the horizon, or forming with a horizontal plane any angle but a right angle. Cf. machine (def. 4b).
  2. incline (def. 11a).
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