an imaginary line on the surface of the earth connecting all points at which the declination of the magnetic field of the earth is zero.
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Origin of agonic line
First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for agonic line
an imaginary line on the surface of the earth connecting points of zero magnetic declination
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Scientific definitions for agonic line
[ ā-gŏn′ĭk ]
An imaginary line on the Earth's surface connecting points where the magnetic declination is zero. The agonic line is a line of longitude on which a compass will show true north, since where magnetic declination is zero, magnetic north coincides with geographic north.
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