Isogonic lines
Isogonic I`so*gon"ic, a. [Iso- + Gr. gwni`a angle.] Pertaining to, or noting, equal angles. [1913 Webster]

{Isogonic lines} (Magnetism), lines traced on the surface of the globe, or upon a chart, connecting places at which the deviation of the magnetic needle from the meridian or true north is the same. [1913 Webster]


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  • Isogonic — I so*gon ic, a. [Iso + Gr. gwni a angle.] Pertaining to, or noting, equal angles. [1913 Webster] {Isogonic lines} (Magnetism), lines traced on the surface of the globe, or upon a chart, connecting places at which the deviation of the magnetic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isogonic — [ī säg′ə nəlī΄sō gän′ik, ī΄səgän′ik] adj. [ ISO + GON + IC] 1. of or having equal angles 2. connecting or showing points on the earth s surface having the same magnetic declination [isogonic lines on a map] 3. of or having to do with isogony:… …   English World dictionary

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  • Earth's magnetic field — Computer simulation of the Earth s field in a normal period between reversals.[1] The tubes represent magnetic field lines, blue when the field points towards the center and yellow when away. The rotation axis of the Earth is centered and… …   Wikipedia

  • magnetic chart — A chart showing the distribution of one of the magnetic elements, such as by isogonic lines. Also called an isogonic chart. See isogonic lines …   Aviation dictionary

  • isogonal — A line drawn on a map or a chart joining points of equal variation (magnetic declination). On aeronautical charts, isogonic lines appear as irregular dashed lines (−3° E), and their values also are indicated alongside the lines. The annual change …   Aviation dictionary

  • Isoclinic line — Isoclinic lines are lines connecting those parts where the inclination of the Earth s magnetic field is the same in amount. They are similar to isogonic lines. which are lines connecting points of equal magnetic declination. The line drawn… …   Wikipedia

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