magnetic field

magnetic field
magnetic field magnetic field n. (Physics) The space around a magnet through which it exerts magnetic force; a field of force surrounding a permanent magnet, electrical current, or a moving charged particle; called also {magnetic flux} and {field of magnetic force}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Magnetic field — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnetic field — n the portion of space near a magnetic body or a current carrying body in which the magnetic forces due to the body or current can be detected <the magnetic field of the heart> * * * that portion of space about a magnet in which its action… …   Medical dictionary

  • magnetic field — magnetic fields N COUNT A magnetic field is an area around a magnet, or something functioning as a magnet, in which the magnet s power to attract things is felt …   English dictionary

  • magnetic field — n. a physical field that arises from an electric charge in motion, producing a force on a moving electric charge …   English World dictionary

  • magnetic Field —   [engl.], Magnetfeld …   Universal-Lexikon

  • magnetic field — ► NOUN ▪ a region around a magnet within which the force of magnetism acts …   English terms dictionary

  • Magnetic field — This article is about a scientific description of the magnetic influence of an electric current or magnetic material. For the physics of magnetic materials, see magnetism. For information about objects that create magnetic fields, see magnet. For …   Wikipedia

  • magnetic field — 1. a region of space near a magnet, electric current, or moving charged particle in which a magnetic force acts on any other magnet, electric current, or moving charged particle. 2. See magnetic intensity. [1835 45] * * * Region around a magnet,… …   Universalium

  • magnetic field — noun the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑magnetic flux, ↑flux • Hypernyms: ↑field, ↑field of force, ↑force field • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic field — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms magnetic field : singular magnetic field plural magnetic fields physics an area that the power of a magnet affects …   English dictionary

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