Definitions for magnetic dip

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word magnetic dip

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination(noun)

    (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

Wiktionary

  1. magnetic dip(Noun)

    The angle between magnetic north and the horizontal (as shown by a compass held vertically).

Freebase

  1. Magnetic dip

    Magnetic dip, dip angle, or magnetic inclination is the angle made with the horizontal by the compass needle of a vertically held compass. This angle varies at different points on the Earth's surface. Positive values of inclination indicate that the magnetic field of the Earth is pointing downward, into the Earth, at the point of measurement. The value can be measured with an instrument typically known as a dip circle. Dip angle was discovered by the engineer Georg Hartmann in 1544.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Magnetic Dip

    The inclination from the horizontal assumed by a magnetic needle free to move in the vertical plane. (See Magnetic Elements.) The angle of dip or inclination is entirely a function of the earth, not of the needle.

Translation

Find a translation for the magnetic dip definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these magnetic dip definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"magnetic dip." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 27 Nov. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/magnetic dip>.

Are we missing a good definition for magnetic dip?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for magnetic dip: