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magnetic poles

The locations on a magnet at which lines of flux leave and enter. A freely suspended magnet points toward magnetic poles. One end of the magnet is north-seeking and labeled “N,” while the other end is south-seeking and labeled “S.” All magnets have both poles. Typically, the north and south poles are indicated in red and blue colors, respectively, in illustrations and are referred to as the red and blue poles.
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