North-pole



noun
1.
Geography. the end of the earth’s axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on the earth.
2.
Astronomy. the point at which the extended axis of the earth cuts the northern half of the celestial sphere, about 1° from the North Star; the north celestial pole.
3.
(lowercase) the pole of a magnet that seeks the earth’s north .
4.
(lowercase) See under (def 1).
noun
1.
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)
2.
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.
noun
1.
either of two regions in a magnet where the magnetic induction is concentrated
2.
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
noun
1.
the northernmost point on the earth’s axis, at a latitude of 90°N
2.
(astronomy) Also called north celestial pole. the point of intersection of the earth’s extended axis and the northern half of the celestial sphere, lying about 1° from Polaris
3.
(usually not capitals) the pole of a freely suspended magnet, which is attracted to the earth’s magnetic North Pole
magnetic pole

North Pole

The northern end of the Earth’s axis of rotation, located at 90° north latitude at a point in the Arctic Ocean. See more at axis.

The northern end, or pole, of the Earth’s axis. (See Arctic and Arctic Ocean.)

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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