magnetic meridian


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magnetic meridian

n.
A line passing through both magnetic poles of the earth.

magnetic meridian

n
(Physical Geography) a continuous imaginary line around the surface of the earth passing through both magnetic poles
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Noun1.magnetic meridian - an imaginary line passing through both magnetic poles of the Earthmagnetic meridian - an imaginary line passing through both magnetic poles of the Earth
line of longitude, meridian - an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator; "all points on the same meridian have the same longitude"
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taunt lines pulled straight across the magnetic meridian.
Edmond Halley introduced the isogonic lines or magnetic meridians in the southern hemisphere and Louis Duperrey situated the magnetic South Pole at 76[degrees]S and 135/6[degrees]E.