English version

magnetic north

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography
magnetic northmagˌnetic ˈnorth noun [uncountable]  SGthe northern direction shown by the needle on a compass true north
Examples from the Corpus
magnetic northThe flow of a magnetic field is taken from magnetic north pole to magnetic south pole.The compass needle points to the magnetic north pole.Two people standing at distant points on the globe would have completely different ideas about where the magnetic north pole lay.To all intents and purposes, though, magnetic north remains north.True magnetic north, as measured by compasses, is several hundred miles to the east.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.