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magnetic dip

[mag′ned·ik ′dip]
(geology)
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magnetic dip

The angle between the horizontal and the lines of force of the earth's magnetic field at any point. Its value is the least at the equator and the maximum at the magnetic poles. Also called a dip, magnetic latitude, or magnetic inclination. See dip (i.).
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