aclinic line


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a·clin·ic line

 (ā-klĭn′ĭk)
[From Greek aklinēs, not inclining to either side : a-, not; see a-1 + klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

aclinic line

n
(General Physics) another name for magnetic equator

a•clin′ic line′

(eɪˈklɪn ɪk)
n.
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.
[1840–50; < Greek aklin(ḗs) not bending + -ic]
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Noun1.aclinic line - an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dipaclinic line - an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent