isoclinic line

iso·​clin·​ic line
variants: or less commonly isoclinic

Definition of isoclinic line

: a line on a map or chart joining points on the earth's surface at which a dip needle has the same inclination to the plumb line — compare aclinic line

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History and Etymology for isoclinic line

isoclinic International Scientific Vocabulary is- + -clinic

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“Isoclinic line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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