magnetic north

magnetic north
noun
the direction in which a compass needle points
Syn: ↑north, ↑compass north
Hypernyms: ↑direction

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noun [noncount]
: the direction or area to the north toward which the needle of a compass points — compare true north

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magˌnetic ˈnorth [magnetic north] noun uncountable
the direction that is approximately north as it is shown on a ↑magnetic compass

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