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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The angle between magnetic north and the horizontal (as shown by a compass held vertically).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. The angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon.

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

  • n. (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

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