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magnetic field

n.
A condition found in the region around a magnet or an electric current, characterized by the existence of a detectable magnetic force at every point in the region and by the existence of magnetic poles.

magnetic field

n
(General Physics) a field of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle, in which another permanent magnet or moving charge experiences a force. Compare electric field

magnet′ic field′


n.
1. a region of space near a magnet, electric current, or moving charged particle in which a magnetic force acts on any other magnet, electric current, or moving charged particle.
2. a vector quantity defined by the force exerted on a given object at each point in such a region.
[1835–45]

magnetic field

The area around a magnet in which its magnetism can affect other objects. See Note at magnetism.

magnetic field

An area of magnetic influence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnetic field - the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particlemagnetic field - the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
field of force, force field, field - the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
magnetosphere - the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field
solar magnetic field - the magnetic field of the sun
Translations
الحَقْل المِغْناطيسي
magnetické pole
magnetfelt
magneettikenttä
mágneses mező
segulsviî
자장
pole magnetyczne
magnetické pole
manyetik alan

magnetic field

ncampo magnetico

magnet

(ˈmӕgnit) noun
a piece of iron, or of certain other materials, that attracts or repels other pieces of iron etc.
magˈnetic (-ˈne-) adjective
1. of, or having the powers of, or operating by means of, a magnet or magnetism. magnetic force.
2. strongly attractive. a magnetic personality.
magˈnetically adverb
ˈmagnetism noun
1. power of attraction. his personal magnetism.
2. (the science of) magnets and their power of attraction. the magnetism of the earth.
ˈmagnetize, ˈmagnetise verb
1. to make magnetic. You can magnetize a piece of iron.
2. to attract or influence strongly. She's the kind of person who can magnetize others.
magnetic field
the area in which the pull of a magnet, or thing acting like a magnet, is felt. the earth's magnetic field.
magnetic north
the direction, either east or west of the true north, in which a magnetized needle points.
References in classic literature ?
A sustained yell of vengeful fury came floating up to the window at which the bishop stood, and enveloped him in a magnetic field.
Even then, the satellites wouldn't be able to re-create Earth's substantial shield, but would instead have their own individual magnetic fields.
Practical method of improving the uniformity of magnetic fields generated by single and double Helmholtz coils.
Twenty times more solar particles cross the Earth's leaky magnetic shield when the sun's magnetic field is aligned with that of the Earth compared to when the two magnetic fields are oppositely directed," said Marit Oieroset of the University of California, Berkeley, lead author of one of two papers on this research.
Such a configuration of magnetic fields allows us to extract the decay electrons inside a well-defined solid angle with high accuracy.
Using a new technique, researchers from Imperial College, London, and the Rutherford Appleton lab in the United Kingdom have created super-strong magnetic fields that are more intense than previous magnetic fields created on Earth and up to a billion times stronger than Earth's natural magnetic field.
It has been hypothesized that the increased incidence of breast cancer in industrial societies is related to greater exposure to power-frequency electric and magnetic fields (EMF) and/or the presence of high levels of light at night (LAN).
Magnetic fields are an unseen, and potentially costly, factor that facility managers must consider when organizing, renovating, or selecting new office space.
By the time solar max strikes, magnetic fields burst through the surface and appear as sunspots.
FOR almost 20 years, people have been worrying about whether the electric and magnetic fields in their homes and workplaces can cause cancer, reproductive problems, or other illnesses.
MONTREAL, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The following paragraphs describe the position adopted by the utilities (Electricite de France, Hydro-Quebec and Ontario Hydro) further to the results of the following study: Joint Electricite de France, Hydro-Quebec, Ontario Hydro Epidemiological Study on the Possible Long-Term Effects of Exposure to 50 and 60 Hertz Electric and Magnetic Fields (March 1994).
The effects of electrical and magnetic fields (EMF) on the general public - and specifically their impact in the workplace - are becoming a matter of public concern.