flux gate


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flux gate

n.
A detector used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic field.

flux′ gate`


n.
an instrument for indicating the field strength of an external magnetic field, as that of the earth: used in some gyrocompasses and magnetometers. Also called flux′ valve`.
[1945–50]
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