aclinic line

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.

1840–50; < Greek aklin(ḗs) not bending (a- a-6 + klin-, variant stem of klī́nein to bend) + -ic Unabridged
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aclinic line (əˈklɪnɪk)
another name for magnetic equator
[C19: aclinic, from Greek aklinēs not bending, from a-1 + klinein to bend, lean]

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