Electro-magnetism
Electro-magnetism E*lec`tro-mag"net*ism n. 1. magnetism produced by an electric current. [WordNet 1.5]

2. one of the fundamental forces of nature, responsible for both electrical and magnetic phenomena. Called also the {electromagnetic force}. Formerly believed to be separate phenomena, electricity and magnetism were shown by experiment and theory to be different aspects of the {electromagnetic force}. It is responsible for the forces generated between magnetically or electrically charged objects, and is the fundamental force responsible for the characteristics of electromagnetic radiation, including light. [PJC]

3. the branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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