American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The angle that a magnetic needle makes with the horizontal plane at any specific location. Magnetic dip is 0° at the magnetic equator and 90° at each of the magnetic poles. Also called magnetic inclination.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.
- n. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
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