magnetic equator

noun

Definition of magnetic equator

: an imaginary line roughly parallel to the geographical equator and passing through those points where a magnetic needle has no dip

First Known Use of magnetic equator

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetic equator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetic%20equator. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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