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magnetic pole

n.
1. Either of the two ends of a magnet at which the field of the magnet is most intense. Each pole is designated by the approximate geographic direction in which it points, either north or south. Like magnetic poles repel; opposite magnetic poles attract.
2. A geomagnetic pole.

magnetic pole

n
1. (General Physics) either of two regions in a magnet where the magnetic induction is concentrated
2. (Physical Geography) either of two variable points on the earth's surface towards which a magnetic needle points, where the lines of force of the earth's magnetic field are vertical

magnet′ic pole′


n.
1. the region of a magnet toward which the lines of magnetic induction converge ( south pole) or from which the lines of induction diverge ( north pole).
2. either of the two points on the earth's surface where the dipping needle of a compass stands vertical, one in the arctic, the other in the antarctic.
[1695–1705]

magnetic pole

1. Either of two areas of a magnet where the magnetic field is strongest. See Note at magnetism.
2. Either of two points on the Earth's surface toward which a compass needle points. One of these points is referred to as the North Pole, and one as the South Pole. The location of the magnetic poles, which are found near to but not exactly at the geographic poles, changes gradually over time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnetic pole - either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are verticalmagnetic pole - either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are vertical
geographic point, geographical point - a point on the surface of the Earth
2.magnetic pole - one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentratedmagnetic pole - one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
magnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
negative magnetic pole, south-seeking pole, negative pole - the pole of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is suspended freely
north-seeking pole, positive magnetic pole, positive pole - the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
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Low-flying planes often "glue up" when near the Magnetic Pole, and there is no reason in science why the same disability should not be experienced at higher levels when the Auroras are "delivering" strongly.
Indeed, at the distance they were from the earth, the magnetic pole could have no perceptible action upon the apparatus; but the box placed on the lunar disc might perhaps exhibit some strange phenomena.
I afterward learned that the shaft rests directly over the magnetic pole of Mars, but whether this adds in any way to its incalculable power of attraction I do not know.
The north magnetic pole is heading from Canada to Siberia, and recently crossed the international Date Line.
We were trained to add the annual shift of the Magnetic Pole since the chart was printed to the local 'variation' from True North, and by applying that difference we could steer and navigate accurately using the magnetic compass.
Earth's north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists say that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation.
This means either the rotational axis of the earth, or the magnetic pole of the earth had shifted.
The south magnetic pole actually lies off the coast of Antarctica, roughly in line with Adelaide, and more than 2,800 km north of the geographic pole.
The magnetic poles are always on the move (see page 5), and for the past few decades, the north magnetic pole has been doing so at a greater rate.
Lee and his team will set off from the northern shores of Canada taking in the North Magnetic Pole and crossing treacherous sea-ice.
Seeking to discover the source of his spirit for adventure - he is the oldest man to have reached the North Magnetic Pole - the veteran performer uncovers the life of his great-greatgrandfather Jabez Blessed.
FACTUAL Actor Brian Blessed traces his family roots, and as the oldest man to reach the North Magnetic Pole, he's delighted to discover his great-great-great grandfather enjoyed a similar adventure.