Magnetic south

magnetic south
The direction toward which the south-seeking arrow of a compass points. ◇ The magnetic south pole is the southern pole of the Earth’s magnetic field and changes slightly in response to variations in the Earth’s magnetism. The current magnetic south pole is located in the Antarctic Ocean. Compare geographic south.


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