- In a magnet or magnetic body, one of the two regions where the magnetic lines of force converge, and hence magnetic intensity is at a maximum. The other region is the negative pole (1). Such a pole, when part of a magnet which is freely suspended, will seek a negative pole, as opposite poles attract. Also called north pole (3).
- The location in the northern hemisphere where the magnetic dip is 90°. The corresponding spot in the southern hemisphere is the negative pole (2). At each of these places, the magnetic meridians converge. The north magnetic pole does not coincide with the north geographic pole, and the position of both magnetic poles varies over time. Also called north pole (2), north magnetic pole, or magnetic north pole.
- synonym positive terminal
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