magnetic course


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magnetic course

[mag′ned·ik ′kȯrs]
(navigation)
Course relative to magnetic north, with the compass course corrected for deviation.

magnetic course

magnetic course
Magnetic compass.
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The direction of the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight measured clock-wise from magnetic north. It is the heading indicated by a magnetic compass after correcting for deviation.