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magnetic meridian

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noun
  1. a line on the earth's surface, passing in the direction of the horizontal component of the earth's magnetic field.
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  • A line in extension of the sighting line a'-b' will be the magnetic-meridian.

    Manual of Military Training

    James A. Moss


British Dictionary definitions for magnetic meridian

magnetic meridian

noun
  1. a continuous imaginary line around the surface of the earth passing through both magnetic poles
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magnetic meridian in Science

magnetic meridian

  1. 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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