magnetopause

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mag·ne·to·pause

 (măg-nē′tə-pôz′)
n.
The outer boundary of a celestial body's magnetosphere.

magnetopause

(mæɡˈniːtəˌpɔːz)
n
the border between a magnetic field and the surrounding plasma, specifically that between the earth's magnetic field and the sun's plasma

mag•ne•to•pause

(mægˈni təˌpɔz)

n.
1. the boundary between the earth's magnetosphere and interplanetary space, ab. 40,000 mi. (65,000 km) above the earth.
2. a similar feature of another planet.
[1963]
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