aclinic line
magnetic equator 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]

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  • 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

  • aclinic line — 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

  • aclinic line — [ə klɪnɪk] noun another term for magnetic equator. Origin C19: aclinic from Gk aklinēs, from a not + klinein to bend …   English new terms dictionary

  • aclinic line — a•clin′ic line′ [[t]eɪˈklɪn ɪk[/t]] n. geo an imaginary line on the surface of the earth, close and approximately parallel to the equator, connecting all those points over which a magnetic needle shows no inclination from the horizontal Also… …   From formal English to slang

  • aclinic line — /ay klin ik/ an imaginary line on the surface of the earth, close and approximately parallel to the equator, connecting all those points over which a magnetic needle shows no inclination from the horizontal. Also called magnetic equator. [1840… …   Universalium

  • aclinic line — magnetic equator, an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aclinic line — /əˌklɪnɪk ˈlaɪn/ (say uh.klinik luyn) noun an imaginary line around the earth near the equator where the magnetic needle remains horizontal …   Australian English dictionary

  • ACLINIC LINE —    the magnetic equator, along which the needle always remains horizontal …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • aclinic line — n. = magnetic equator. Etymology: Gk aklines (as A (1), klino bend) …   Useful english dictionary

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