- either pole of a magnet, where the magnetic lines of force seem to be concentrated
- either point on the earth's surface toward which the needle of a magnetic compass points: the north and south magnetic poles do not precisely coincide with the geographical poles
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- Either of the two ends of a magnet at which the field of the magnet is most intense. Each pole is designated by the approximate geographic direction in which it points, either north or south. Like magnetic poles repel; opposite magnetic poles attract.
- A geomagnetic pole.