north-seeking pole


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Noun1.north-seeking pole - the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely
magnetic pole, pole - one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
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Magnets have two poles, a north-seeking pole and a south-seeking pole.
We consider the present-day polarity field to be normal: Magnetic lines of force are directed toward the north magnetic pole, and the north-seeking pole of a compass needle points north.
Magnets have 2 poles, a north-seeking pole and a south-seeking pole.