magnetic meridian

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noun

a line on the earth's surface, passing in the direction of the horizontal component of the earth's magnetic field.

Nearby words

  1. magnetic ink character recognition,
  2. magnetic intensity,
  3. magnetic lens,
  4. magnetic levitation,
  5. magnetic memory storage,
  6. magnetic mine,
  7. magnetic mirror,
  8. magnetic moment,
  9. magnetic monopole,
  10. magnetic needle

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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic meridian

magnetic meridian

noun

a continuous imaginary line around the surface of the earth passing through both magnetic poles
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Science definitions for magnetic meridian

magnetic meridian

An imaginary reference line passing through both geomagnetic poles of the Earth, used in models and maps of the Earth's magnetic field.
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