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magnetic pole

n.
1. Either of the two ends of a magnet at which the field of the magnet is most intense. Each pole is designated by the approximate geographic direction in which it points, either north or south. Like magnetic poles repel; opposite magnetic poles attract.
2. A geomagnetic pole.

magnetic pole

n
1. (General Physics) either of two regions in a magnet where the magnetic induction is concentrated
2. (Physical Geography) either of two variable points on the earth's surface towards which a magnetic needle points, where the lines of force of the earth's magnetic field are vertical

magnet′ic pole′


n.
1. the region of a magnet toward which the lines of magnetic induction converge ( south pole) or from which the lines of induction diverge ( north pole).
2. either of the two points on the earth's surface where the dipping needle of a compass stands vertical, one in the arctic, the other in the antarctic.
[1695–1705]

magnetic pole

1. Either of two areas of a magnet where the magnetic field is strongest. See Note at magnetism.
2. Either of two points on the Earth's surface toward which a compass needle points. One of these points is referred to as the North Pole, and one as the South Pole. The location of the magnetic poles, which are found near to but not exactly at the geographic poles, changes gradually over time.
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Noun1.magnetic pole - either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are verticalmagnetic pole - either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are vertical
geographic point, geographical point - a point on the surface of the Earth
2.magnetic pole - one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentratedmagnetic pole - one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
magnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
negative magnetic pole, south-seeking pole, negative pole - the pole of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is suspended freely
north-seeking pole, positive magnetic pole, positive pole - the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"