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geomagnetic pole
1. Either of two antipodal (opposite) points marking the intersection of the earth's surface with the extended axis of a powerful magnet bar which is assumed to be located at the center of the earth and indicating the source of the actual magnetic field of the earth.
2. One of two regions of the earth with very high magnetic field strength, taken to be the points at which a line, drawn between the poles of a magnetic dipole generating the earth's magnetic field and extending out in both directions, would cross the earth's surface.

The north pole of a magnet; such as, a compass needle, is attracted to the geomagnetic north pole because the earth's north pole is actually a magnetic south pole (and its geomagnetic south pole is a magnetic north pole).

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