- magnetic north magnetic north n.
The direction in which the north-pointing end of a compass
needle points; at low latitudes it is close to geographic
(true) north, but deviates substantially from true north as
one nears the north pole.
Syn: north, compass north. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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