magnetic equator
noun Date: 1832 an imaginary line roughly parallel to the geographical equator and passing through those points where a magnetic needle has no dip

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magnetic equator — Equator E*qua tor, n. [L. aequator one who equalizes: cf. F. [ e]quateur equator. See {Equate}.] 1. (Geog.) The imaginary great circle on the earth s surface, everywhere equally distant from the two poles, and dividing the earth s surface into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnetic equator — n. an imaginary line around the earth near the equator, where the lines of force of the earth s magnetic field are parallel with the surface of the earth and where a magnetic needle will consequently not dip * * * …   Universalium

  • magnetic equator — n. an imaginary line around the earth near the equator, where the lines of force of the earth s magnetic field are parallel with the surface of the earth and where a magnetic needle will consequently not dip …   English World dictionary

  • magnetic equator — 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

  • magnetic equator — noun the irregular imaginary line, passing round the earth near the equator, on which a magnetic needle has no dip …   English new terms dictionary

  • magnetic equator — noun an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip • Syn: ↑aclinic line • Hypernyms: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic equator — A line drawn on a map or a chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination, or magnetic dip, is zero. A magnetic needle at these places balances horizontally without dipping. Also called an aclinic line …   Aviation dictionary

  • magnetic equator — A line drawn on a map or chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination (dip) is zero for a specified epoch. Also called aclinic line …   Military dictionary

  • magnetic equator — noun A line drawn on a map or chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination (dip) is zero for a specified epoch. Syn: aclinic line …   Wiktionary

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