magnetic meridian
magnetic meridian magnetic meridian (Physics), n. An imaginary line passing through both magnetic poles of the earth. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Magnetic meridian — Meridian Me*rid i*an, n. [F. m[ e]ridien. See {Meridian}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Midday; noon. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination. [1913 Webster] I have touched the highest point of all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnetic meridian — n. a continuous line on the earth s surface connecting the north and south magnetic poles …   English World dictionary

  • magnetic meridian — noun an imaginary line passing through both magnetic poles of the Earth • Hypernyms: ↑meridian, ↑line of longitude * * * noun : a line on the earth s surface approximating a great circle passing through the north and south magnetic poles * * * a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic meridian — A great circle of the earth which passes through the magnetic, rather than the geographical, poles of the earth. 12 Am J2d Bound § 59. A meridian established by the employment of a magnetic compass without allowing for deviations in direction… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • magnetic meridian — A great circle in the vertical plane passing through the magnetic axis of a freely suspended magnet influenced by the earth’s magnetic field and that also passed through the magnetic north and south poles …   Aviation dictionary

  • magnetic meridian — a line on the earth s surface, passing in the direction of the horizontal component of the earth s magnetic field. * * * …   Universalium

  • magnetic meridian — /mægˌnɛtɪk məˈrɪdiən/ (say mag.netik muh rideeuhn) noun an imaginary line on the earth s surface which coincides with the horizontal component of the earth s magnetic field …   Australian English dictionary

  • Meridian — Me*rid i*an, n. [F. m[ e]ridien. See {Meridian}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Midday; noon. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination. [1913 Webster] I have touched the highest point of all my… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meridian circle — Meridian Me*rid i*an, n. [F. m[ e]ridien. See {Meridian}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Midday; noon. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination. [1913 Webster] I have touched the highest point of all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meridian instrument — Meridian Me*rid i*an, n. [F. m[ e]ridien. See {Meridian}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Midday; noon. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination. [1913 Webster] I have touched the highest point of all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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