Magnetic Compass

Technology / Aviation / Magnetic Compass: The most common liquid-type compass, capable of calibration to compensate for magnetic influences within the aircraft.

Other Words for Magnetic

Magnetic Noun Synonyms: attractive, attracting, engaging, captivating, enthralling, seductive, alluring, entrancing, bewitching, beguiling, arresting, spellbinding, irresistible, charismatic, winning, winsome, inviting
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Deviation (Magnetic)

Technology / Aviation / Deviation (Magnetic): The error of a Magnetic Compass due to inherent magnetic influences in the structure and equipment of an aircraft. MORE

Magnetic North

Technology / Aviation / Magnetic North: The magnetic North pole, located near 71° North latitude and 96° West longitude, that attracts a magnetic compass which is not influenced by local magnetic attraction, as opposed to GEOGRAPHIC NORTH MORE

Magnetic Direction

Science / Tides and Currents / Magnetic Direction: Direction as indicated by a magnetic compass after correction for deviation but without correction for variation. MORE

Deviation (Of Compass)

Science / Tides and Currents / Deviation (Of Compass): The deflection of the needle of a magnetic compass due to masses of magnetic metal within a ship on which the compass is located. This deflection varies with different headings of the ship. The deviat MORE

Magnetic Polarity

Technology / Motors / Magnetic Polarity: It is a fundamental principle of a winding that adjacent poles must be wound to give opposite magnetic polarity. This does not mean that the coils actually have to be wound in this direction before be MORE

Magnetic North Pole

Science / Geology / Magnetic North Pole: (1) The point where the Earth's surface intersects the axis of the dipole that best approximates the Earth's field. (2) The point where the Earth's magnetic field dips vertically downward. MORE

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