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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See magnetic equator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip

Etymologies

From Greek aklinēs, not inclining to either side : a-, not; see a-1 + klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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