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- the angle that a compass needle makes with the direction of the geographical north pole at any given point on the earth's surfaceAlso called: declination, magnetic variation
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- The horizontal angle between the true geographic North Pole and the magnetic north pole, as figured from a specific point on the Earth. Compare magnetic inclination.
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