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.

Other Words for Magnetic

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

Magnetic Declination

Science / Geology / Magnetic Declination: The horizontal angular difference between True North and Magnetic North. MORE

Compass North

Technology / Aviation / Compass North: The North point at which a liquid compass needle points, rather than Geographical, or True, North. Compare MAGNETIC NORTH. MORE

Geographic North

Technology / Aviation / Geographic North: The northern axis around which the Earth revolves: aka 'Map North' and TRUE NORTH. Also see MAGNETIC NORTH. MORE

Magnetic Azimuth

Science / Tides and Currents / Magnetic Azimuth: Azimuth reckoned from the magnetic north or magnetic south. See magnetic direction. MORE

True North

Technology / Aviation / True North: The northern direction of the axis of the Earth: aka 'Map North.' GEOGRAPHIC NORTH, as opposed to MAGNETIC NORTH. MORE

North Cape Current

Science / Tides and Currents / North Cape Current: An Arctic Ocean current setting eastward off the north coast of Scandinavia in the Barents Sea. MORE