Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no inclination.
- adj. physics Without inclination or dipping.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Physics.) Without inclination or dipping; -- said of the imaginary line near the earth's equator on which the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The
aclinic lineis also termed the magnetic equator.
- From Ancient Greek ἀκλινής (aklinēs, "unswerving"), from ἀ- (a-, "not") + κλίνω (klinō, "bend") (Wiktionary)
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“- shaped like cluster of grapes; full of seeds, like a grape. adj. - containing small seeds or drupes. aclinic adj. - applied to line passing through all points where there is no magnetic inclination. aclinic line, magnetic equator. aconite”
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