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magnetic monopole

n.
1. A hypothetical single pole of magnetism, as in a particle or a magnet with only a north or south pole, having net magnetic charge.
2. An object containing a monopole.
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magnetic monopole

n
(General Physics) another name for monopole2
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Noun1.magnetic monopole - a hypothetical particle with a single magnetic pole instead of the usual two
subatomic particle, particle - a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
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For example, the non-Abelian magnetic field corresponding to [[omega].sup.d.sub.l] has a Dirac string contribution when R is the singular gauge in which the configuration (40) becomes a Dirac monopole [10].
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