agonic

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A 2000 map of the International Geomagnetic Reference Field, which describes the Earth’s magnetic field and its declination. The agonic lines (sense 2), which join points of zero magnetic declination, are thicker and labelled with “0”.

From Ancient Greek ᾰ̓- (a-, the alpha privativum, a prefix forming words having a sense opposite to the word or stem to which it is attached) + γωνία (gōnía, angle) +‎ -ic.

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agonic (not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Lacking an angle.
  2. (cartography, navigation) Having a magnetic deviation of zero.

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