the region of a magnet toward which the lines of magnetic induction converge (south pole) or from which the lines of induction diverge (north pole)
either of the two points on the earth’s surface where the dipping needle of a compass stands vertical, one in the arctic, the other in the antarctic.
either of two regions in a magnet where the magnetic induction is concentrated
either of two variable points on the earth’s surface towards which a magnetic needle points, where the lines of force of the earth’s magnetic field are vertical
magnetic pole

The spot on the Earth toward which a compass needle will point.

Note: The north magnetic pole is not located exactly at the geographic North Pole. Therefore, depending on where a compass is, its needle may not point exactly north.

Note: The variation between magnetic north and “true” north is usually shown on navigation maps as the “angle of declination.”


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