- an imaginary line on the surface of the earth, close and approximately parallel to the equator, connecting all those points over which a magnetic needle shows no inclination from the horizontal.
Origin of aclinic line
Also called magnetic equator.
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- another name for magnetic equator
Word Origin for aclinic line
C19: aclinic, from Greek aklinēs not bending, from a- 1 + klinein to bend, lean
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