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magnetic north

n.
The direction toward the magnetic north pole, toward which the north-seeking arrow of a compass points when free from local magnetic influence.
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magnetic north

n
(Physical Geography) the direction in which a compass needle points, at an angle (the declination) from the direction of true (geographic) north
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magnet′ic north′


n.
north as indicated by a magnetic compass, differing in most places from true north.
[1805–15]
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magnetic north

The direction toward which the north-seeking arrow of a compass points. ♦ The magnetic north pole is the northern pole of the Earth's magnetic field and changes slightly in response to variations in the Earth's magnetism. The current magnetic north pole is located in the Arctic Islands of Canada. Compare geographic north.
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magnetic north

The direction indicated by the north seeking pole of a freely suspended magnetic needle, influenced only by the Earth's magnetic field.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnetic north - the direction in which a compass needle pointsmagnetic north - the direction in which a compass needle points
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
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Translations
الشَّمال المِغْناطيسي
magnetický pól
magnetisk nordpol
mágneses sarok
segulnorîur
magnetický pól
manyetik kuzeypusula

magnet

(ˈmӕgnit) noun
a piece of iron, or of certain other materials, that attracts or repels other pieces of iron etc.
magˈnetic (-ˈne-) adjective
1. of, or having the powers of, or operating by means of, a magnet or magnetism. magnetic force.
2. strongly attractive. a magnetic personality.
magˈnetically adverb
ˈmagnetism noun
1. power of attraction. his personal magnetism.
2. (the science of) magnets and their power of attraction. the magnetism of the earth.
ˈmagnetize, ˈmagnetise verb
1. to make magnetic. You can magnetize a piece of iron.
2. to attract or influence strongly. She's the kind of person who can magnetize others.
magnetic field
the area in which the pull of a magnet, or thing acting like a magnet, is felt. the earth's magnetic field.
magnetic north
the direction, either east or west of the true north, in which a magnetized needle points.
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