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Hall effect

n.
Generation of an electric potential perpendicular to both an electric current flowing along a conducting material and an external magnetic field applied at right angles to the current upon application of the magnetic field.

[After Edwin Herbert Hall (1855-1938), American physicist.]
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Hall effect

n
(General Physics) the production of a potential difference across a conductor carrying an electric current when a magnetic field is applied in a direction perpendicular to that of the current flow
[named after Edwin Herbert Hall (1855–1938), American physicist who discovered it]
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