magnetic equator

n.
an imaginary line around the earth near the equator, where the lines of force of the earth's magnetic field are parallel with the surface of the earth and where a magnetic needle will consequently not dip

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  • magnetic equator — n. An imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip, the dipping needle being horizontal; called also {aclinic line}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magnetic equator — Equator E*qua tor, n. [L. aequator one who equalizes: cf. F. [ e]quateur equator. See {Equate}.] 1. (Geog.) The imaginary great circle on the earth s surface, everywhere equally distant from the two poles, and dividing the earth s surface into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnetic equator — n. an imaginary line around the earth near the equator, where the lines of force of the earth s magnetic field are parallel with the surface of the earth and where a magnetic needle will consequently not dip …   English World dictionary

  • magnetic equator — magnetinis pusiaujas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Žemėlapyje nubrėžta linija, jungianti visus taškus, kuriuose magnetinė inklinacija yra lygi nuliui. atitikmenys: angl. aclinic line; magnetic equator pranc. ligne aclinique; équateur… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • magnetic equator — noun Date: 1832 an imaginary line roughly parallel to the geographical equator and passing through those points where a magnetic needle has no dip …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • magnetic equator — noun the irregular imaginary line, passing round the earth near the equator, on which a magnetic needle has no dip …   English new terms dictionary

  • magnetic equator — noun an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip • Syn: ↑aclinic line • Hypernyms: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic equator — A line drawn on a map or a chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination, or magnetic dip, is zero. A magnetic needle at these places balances horizontally without dipping. Also called an aclinic line …   Aviation dictionary

  • magnetic equator — A line drawn on a map or chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination (dip) is zero for a specified epoch. Also called aclinic line …   Military dictionary

  • magnetic equator — noun A line drawn on a map or chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination (dip) is zero for a specified epoch. Syn: aclinic line …   Wiktionary

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