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magnet'ic pole'




1. the region of a magnet toward which the lines of magnetic induction converge (south pole) or from which the lines of induction diverge (north pole).
2. either of the two points on the earth's surface where the dipping needle of a compass stands vertical, one in the arctic, the other in the antarctic. See maps under North Pole, South Pole.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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