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[mag-nee-tuh-pawz] /mægˈni təˌpɔz/

noun, Astronomy.
the boundary between the earth’s magnetosphere and interplanetary space, about 40,000 miles (65,000 km) above the earth, marked by an abrupt decrease in the earth’s magnetic induction.
a similar feature of some other planet.

1963, from magneto- in magnetosphere + pause (n.).


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