magnetohydrodynamics(redirected from Magneto-hydrodynamic)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Magneto-hydrodynamic: Magnetohydrodynamic generator, magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, Magnetohydrodynamic drive
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the interaction of magnetic fields and electrically conducting liquids or gases, such as molten metal or plasma. Also called hydromagnetics.
n (functioning as singular)Abbreviation: MHD
1. (General Physics) the study of the behaviour of conducting fluids, such as liquid metals or plasmas, in magnetic fields
2. (General Physics) the generation of electricity by subjecting a plasma to a magnetic field and collecting the deflected free electrons