Definition of magnetic pole in English:

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magnetic pole


1Each of the points near the extremities of the axis of rotation of the earth or another celestial body where a magnetic needle dips vertically.
Example sentences
  • Evidence from rocks of the same age in different continents indicates different ancient positions for the earth's magnetic poles.
  • Charged particles are attracted to Earth's magnetic poles.
  • Earth has magnetic poles because of charged-particle currents roiling deep within its molten core.
1.1Each of the two points or regions of an artificial or natural magnet to and from which the lines of magnetic force are directed.
Example sentences
  • But at the array's resonant frequency, it behaves as if there are free magnetic poles in it, ‘he said.’
  • The fundamental nature of magnetism was not associated with magnetic poles or iron magnets, but with electric currents.
  • Encapsulated armatures offer high thermal transfer and mechanical protection, while high magnetic poles enable high-torque density and short axial length.

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Syllabification: mag·net·ic pole

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