Definition of magnetic pole in English:

magnetic pole

Syllabification: mag·net·ic 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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