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Can someone please explain the lines, i am not much of a physics geek and rather a layman. It would be good if there would be a diagram to help explain ,anyways your own discretion.

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At a point on a magnetic field line draw a tangent to that magnetic field line.
At that point the magnetic field is along the tangent which means that if you place a compass at that point the compass will align itself along the tangent as shown below.

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