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magnetic equator

Origin of magnetic equator
1825-35 Unabridged
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magnetic equator

an imaginary line on the earth's surface, near the equator, at all points on which there is no magnetic dip Also called aclinic line
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magnetic-equator in Science
magnetic equator  
A line connecting all points on the earth's surface at which the magnetic field is parallel to the Earth's surface. A balanced magnetic needle on the magnetic equator stabilizes in a perfectly horizontal position.
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