magnetic equator definition

  • noun:
    • A line connecting all points on the earth's surface at which a magnetic needle balances horizontally without dipping. Also called aclinic line.
    • A line drawn on a map or chart linking all things from which the magnetic tendency (plunge) is zero for a specified epoch.
    • See Aclinic.
    • An imaginary line paralleling the equator in which a magnetic needle doesn't have plunge, the dipping-needle being horizontal; called in addition aclinic line.
    • an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle doesn't have dip

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