aclinic line

aclin·​ic line | \ (ˈ)ā-¦kli-nik- \

Definition of aclinic line

: an imaginary line on the earth's surface roughly parallel to the geographical equator and passing through those points where a magnetic needle if suspended freely has no dip or inclination and assumes a horizontal position

called also magnetic equator

— compare agonic line, isoclinic line

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“Aclinic line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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