Try Our Apps


What is the origin of "February"?

aclinic line

[ey-klin-ik] /eɪˈklɪn ɪk/
an imaginary line on the surface of the earth, close and approximately parallel to the equator, connecting all those points over which a magnetic needle shows no inclination from the horizontal.
Also called magnetic equator.
Origin of aclinic line
1840-50; < Greek aklin(ḗs) not bending (a- a-6 + klin-, variant stem of klī́nein to bend) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for aclinic-line

aclinic line

another name for magnetic equator
Word Origin
C19: aclinic, from Greek aklinēs not bending, from a-1 + klinein to bend, lean
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for aclinic line

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for aclinic

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for aclinic-line