magnetic-meridian

magnetic meridian

noun
a line on the earth's surface, passing in the direction of the horizontal component of the earth's magnetic field.
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magnetic meridian
 
n
a continuous imaginary line around the surface of the earth passing through both magnetic poles

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magnetic meridian  
An imaginary reference line passing through both geomagnetic poles of the Earth, used in models and maps of the Earth's magnetic field.
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