Definitions for magnetic equator
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Geography (terms)
Ref: aclinic line.
Origin of magnetic equator:
aclinic line, magnetic equator(noun)
an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip
A line drawn on a map or chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination (dip) is zero for a specified epoch.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A locus of the earth's surface where the magnet has no tendency to dip. It is, approximately speaking, a line equally distant from the magnetic poles, and is called also the aclinic line. It is not a great circle of the earth.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A line drawn on a map or chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination (dip) is zero for a specified epoch. Also called aclinic line.
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