Aclinic A*clin"ic ([.a]*kl[i^]n"[i^]k), a. [Gr. 'a priv. + kli`nein to incline.] (Physics.) Without inclination or dipping; -- said of the imaginary line near the earth's equator on which the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The aclinic line is also termed the magnetic equator. --Prof. August. [1913 Webster]

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  • aclinic — ACLÍNIC, Ă, aclinici, ce, adj. (Despre o regiune) Lipsită de câmp magnetic. – Din fr. aclinique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 31.07.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  aclínic adj. m. (sil. cli ), pl. aclínici; f. sg. aclínică …   Dicționar Român

  • aclinic — /ə klinˈik/ adjective Without inclination or magnetic dip ORIGIN: Gr aklinēs horizontal, from a (privative), and klīnein to tilt • • • aclinic line noun The magnetic equator (qv under ↑magnet) …   Useful english dictionary

  • aclinic — The line through those points on the earth’s surface at which the magnetic dip is zero. The aclinic line is a particular case of an isoclinic line. On this line, a magnetic needle balances horizontally without dipping (i.e., the angle of dip is… …   Aviation dictionary

  • aclinic — adjective Without inclination or dipping. ,The aclinic line is also termed the magnetic equator …   Wiktionary

  • aclinic —   a. applied to line passing through all points where there is no magnetic inclination.    ♦ aclinic line, magnetic equator …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • aclinic — adj. (Physics) without inclination or dipping; of or pertaining to line passing through all points where there is no magnetic inclination …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aclinic — aclin·ic …   English syllables

  • aclinic — /əˈklɪnɪk/ (say uh klinik) adjective free from inclination or dip of the magnetic needle. {Greek aklinēs not bending + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aclinic line — [ā klin′ik] n. [Gr aklinēs < a , not + klinein, to incline (see LEAN1) + IC] MAGNETIC EQUATOR …   English World dictionary

  • Aclinic line — The aclinic line is the magnetic equator, along which the needle of a magnetic compass always remains horizontal.cite book editor=James Wood title=The Nuttall Encyclopædia origyear=1900 edition=1907 year=1907 chapter=Aclinic Line… …   Wikipedia

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