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A line connecting all points on the earth's surface at which a magnetic needle balances horizontally without dipping. Also called aclinic line.
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(General Physics) an imaginary line on the earth's surface, near the equator, at all points on which there is no magnetic dip. Also called: aclinic line
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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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A line drawn on a map or chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination (dip) is zero for a specified epoch. Also called aclinic line.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||magnetic equator - 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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