Definition of North-seeking pole

1. Noun. The pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely.

Exact synonyms: Positive Magnetic Pole, Positive Pole
Generic synonyms: Magnetic Pole, Pole

Definition of North-seeking pole

1. Noun. The positive pole of a magnetic dipole, which seeks geographic north. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North-seeking Pole

north-seeking pole (current term)
north and south
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north by east
north by northeast
north by west
north celestial pole
north island edelweiss
north northeast
north northwest
north of the border
north poles
north side

Literary usage of North-seeking pole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by James Hopwood Jeans (1908)
"Since the northern magnetic pole of the earth attracts the north-seeking pole of a suspended bar-magnet, it is clear that this northern magnetic pole must ..."

2. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"as north, and so named the north-seeking pole of the needle the austral or south pole. The north-seeking pole of the magnet is sometimes called the boreal ..."

3. Electricity in the Service of Man: A Popular and Practical Treatise on the by Alfred Urbanitzky (1886)
"There is a free north-seeking pole at one end, and a free south-seeking pole at the other, but every intermediate north-seeking pole is neutralised by the ..."

4. Magnetism and Electricity by Arthur William Poyser (1901)
"The reason of this is given on pn At other times we may speak of the north-seeking pole as the marked pole, and the south-seeking as the unmarked pole. ..."

5. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy: Based on the Traité de Physique by Augustin Privat-Deschanel, Joseph David Everett (1897)
"Sir Wm. Thomson calls the north-seeking pole the south pole, ... In like manner most French writers call the north-seeking pole of a needle the austral, ..."

6. Physics by Charles Riborg Mann, George Ransom Twiss (1906)
"We have just learned that when a south-seeking pole is withdrawn from the coil, the upper end of the coil becomes a north- seeking pole, which thus opposes ..."

7. Principles of Direct-current Machines by Alexander Suss Langsdorf (1919)
"the north-seeking pole of the compass is attracted by the north magnetic pole of the earth, the former is in reality the "true south" pole of the compass; ..."

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