Words nearby magnetic equator
Origin of magnetic equator
First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic equator
an imaginary line on the earth's surface, near the equator, at all points on which there is no magnetic dipAlso called: aclinic line
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Scientific definitions for magnetic equator
A line connecting all points on the earth's surface at which the magnetic field is parallel to the Earth's surface. A balanced magnetic needle on the magnetic equator stabilizes in a perfectly horizontal position.
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