magnetic dip


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Synonyms for magnetic dip

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

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This shows that the AMC fusion equation is actually self-constrained and does not require the outer information of the magnetic dip angle.
During the past 4 millennia, magnetic declinations in Britain have varied through an angle of 70[degrees] and their magnetic dips have ranged about 25[degrees], the researchers report.
What's more, if he arranged for the compass needle to swivel vertically, it showed what was called magnetic dip, for it pointed straight through the body of the object.