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See magnetic equator.
[From Greek aklinēs, not inclining to either side : a-, not; see a-1 + klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]
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(General Physics) another name for magnetic equator
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a•clin′ic line′(eɪˈklɪn ɪk)
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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|Noun||1.||aclinic 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
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