agonic line


agonic line
an imaginary line on the earth's surface passing through places where the magnetic needle points to the true north

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  • Agonic line — Agonic A*gon ic, a. [Gr. ? without angles; a priv. + ? an angle.] Not forming an angle. [1913 Webster] {Agonic line} (Physics), an imaginary line on the earth s surface passing through those places where the magnetic needle points to the true… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agonic line — n. an imaginary line on the earth s surface along which true north and magnetic north are identical, and a compass needle makes no angle with the meridian …   English World dictionary

  • agonic line — A line drawn on a map or chart joining places of zero magnetic variation. The agonic line is a particular case of an isogonic line …   Aviation dictionary

  • agonic line — nulinės deklinacijos linija statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Linija, nubrėžta žemėlapyje, jungianti nustatytu laiku 0 (nulinio) laipsnio magnetinės deklinacijos taškus. atitikmenys: angl. agonic line pranc. ligne agonale …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • AGONIC LINE —    line along which the needle points due north and south …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • agonic line — noun A line on a chart or map joining points of zero magnetic declination. See Also: isogonal, isogon, isogonic line …   Wiktionary

  • agonic line — noun an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth s surface where the magnetic declination is zero • Hypernyms: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • agonic line — an imaginary line on the surface of the earth connecting all points at which the declination of the magnetic field of the earth is zero. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • agonic line — [ə gɒnɪk] noun an imaginary line round the earth passing through both the north pole and the north magnetic pole, at any point on which a compass needle points to true north. Origin C19: from Gk agōnios, agōnos (from a without + gonia angle ) +… …   English new terms dictionary

  • agonic line — /əˈgɒnɪk laɪn/ (say uh gonik luyn) noun an imaginary line on the earth s surface connecting points at which the declination of the earth s magnetic field is zero …   Australian English dictionary