magnetic storm
magnetic storm magnetic storm n. A sudden disturbance of the earth's magnetic field; caused by emission of particles from the sun. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Magnetic storm — Storm Storm, n. [AS. storm; akin to D. storm, G. sturm, Icel. stormr; and perhaps to Gr. ? assault, onset, Skr. s? to flow, to hasten, or perhaps to L. sternere to strew, prostrate (cf. {Stratum}). [root]166.] 1. A violent disturbance of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magnetic storm — Magnetic Mag*net ic, Magnetical Mag*net ic*al, a. [L. magneticus: cf. F. magn[ e]tique.] 1. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnetic storm — ► NOUN ▪ a disturbance of the magnetic field of the earth …   English terms dictionary

  • magnetic storm — n. a worldwide disturbance of the earth s magnetic field, caused by solar flares and sunspots …   English World dictionary

  • magnetic storm — noun a sudden disturbance of the earth s magnetic field; caused by emission of particles from the sun • Hypernyms: ↑perturbation, ↑disturbance * * * magˌnetic ˈstorm 7 [magnetic storm] noun a situation in which the ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic storm — magnetinė audra statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. magnetic storm vok. magneitischer Sturm, m rus. магнитная буря, f pranc. orage magnétique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • magnetic storm — magnetinė audra statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Stiprus neperiodinis Žemės magnetinio lauko elementų sutrikimas, trunkantis nuo kelių valandų iki kelių parų. Būna visoje Žemėje. Sukelia Saulės vėjo (elektringųjų dalelių… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • magnetic storm — a temporary disturbance of the earth s magnetic field, induced by radiation and streams of charged particles from the sun. Also called geomagnetic storm. [1855 60] * * * ▪ atmospheric science       disturbance of the Earth s upper atmosphere… …   Universalium

  • magnetic storm — magnet′ic storm′ n. mer a disturbance of the earth s magnetic field induced by radiation and streams of charged particles from the sun …   From formal English to slang

  • magnetic storm — noun Date: circa 1855 a marked temporary disturbance of the earth s magnetic field held to be related to sunspots …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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