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The angle that a magnetic needle makes with the horizontal plane at any specific location. Magnetic dip is 0° at the magnetic equator and 90° at each of the magnetic poles. Also called magnetic inclination.
(General Physics) another name for dip28
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|Noun||1.||magnetic dip - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians