# Magnetic-north definition

The direction toward the magnetic north pole, toward which the north-seeking arrow of a compass points when free from local magnetic influence.
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The direction toward which a magnetic needle points.
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The direction toward which the north-seeking arrow of a compass points. &diamf3; The magnetic north pole is the northern pole of the Earth's magnetic field and changes slightly in response to variations in the Earth's magnetism. The current magnetic north pole is located in the Arctic Islands of Canada.
(geography) At a given point, the direction in which the magnetic North Pole of the Earth lies.
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