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1. The product of either charge in an electric dipole with the distance separating them.
2. The product of the strength of either pole in a magnetic dipole with the distance separating them.
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(Chemistry) chem a measure of the polarity in a chemical bond or molecule, equal to the product of one charge and the distance between the charges. Symbol: μ
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|Noun||1.||dipole moment - the moment of a dipole|
moment - a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
electric dipole moment - the dipole moment in an electric dipole
magnetic dipole moment - (physics) a current loop gives rise to a magnetic field characteristic of a magnetic dipole; "An orbiting electron in an atom will have a magnetic dipole moment"
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