Meaning of magnetic pole

magnet'ic pole'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the region of a magnet toward which the lines of magnetic induction convergeor from which the lines of induction diverge
  2. either of the two points on the earth's surface where the dipping needle of a compass stands vertical, one in the arctic, the other in the antarctic. See maps under
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