See magnetic pole.Either of two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are vertical.
Region of a magnet in which its magnetic properties are strongest. Every magnet has two poles, called north and south.
The north (or north-seeking) pole is so named because a freely suspended magnet will turn so that this pole points toward the Earth's magnetic north pole. The north pole of one magnet will be attracted to the south pole of another, but will be repelled by its north pole.
Unlike poles may therefore be said to attract, like poles to repel.