from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The direction of the earth's magnetic pole, to which the north-seeking pole of a magnetic needle points when free from local magnetic influence.
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- n. At a given point on Earth's surface, the direction of Earth's magnetic field, i.e. the direction into which the compass needle of a magnetic compass points.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The direction in which the north-pointing end of a compass needle points; at low latitudes it is close to geographic (true) north, but deviates substantially from true north as one nears the north pole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the direction in which a compass needle points
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