magnetic dip
magnetic dip magnetic dip n. The angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.

Syn: dip, angle of dip, magnetic inclination, inclination. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Magnetic dip — Dip Dip, n. 1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. The dip of oars in unison. Glover. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch. [1913 Webster] 3. a hollow or depression in a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magnetic dip — Illustration of magnetic dip from Norman s book, The Newe Attractive Magnetic dip or magnetic inclination is the angle made by a compass needle with the horizontal at any point on the Earth s surface. Positive values of inclination indicate that… …   Wikipedia

  • magnetic dip — noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon • Syn: ↑dip, ↑angle of dip, ↑magnetic inclination, ↑inclination • Derivationally related forms: ↑incline (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic dip — magnetinis nuosvyris statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. magnetic dip; magnetic inclination vok. magnetische Inklination, f rus. магнитное наклонение, n pranc. inclinaison magnétique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • magnetic dip — dip (def. 32). * * * …   Universalium

  • magnetic dip — The angle between the horizontal and the lines of force of the earth’s magnetic field at any point. Its value is the least at the equator and the maximum at the magnetic poles. Also called a dip, magnetic latitude, or magnetic inclination. See… …   Aviation dictionary

  • magnetic dip — noun The angle between magnetic north and the horizontal (as shown by a compass held vertically) …   Wiktionary

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  • Dip — Dip, n. 1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. The dip of oars in unison. Glover. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch. [1913 Webster] 3. a hollow or depression in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dip of a stratum — Dip Dip, n. 1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. The dip of oars in unison. Glover. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch. [1913 Webster] 3. a hollow or depression in a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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