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A device for detecting and recording variations in the intensity and direction of magnetic fields.

mag·ne′to·gram′ (-grăm′) n.
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(mæɡˈniːtəʊˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf)
(General Physics) a recording magnetometer, usually used for studying variations in the earth's magnetic field
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Noun1.magnetograph - a scientific instrument that registers magnetic variations (especially variations of the earth's magnetic field)
scientific instrument - an instrument used by scientists
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