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field of force

n. pl. fields of force
A region of space throughout which the force produced by an agent or several agents, such as an electric charge, is operative. Also called force field.
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field of force

n
(General Physics) the region of space surrounding a body, such as a charged particle or a magnet, within which it can exert a force on another similar body not in contact with it. See also electric field, magnetic field, gravitational field
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Noun1.field of force - the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with itfield of force - the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
electric field - a field of force surrounding a charged particle
gravitational field - a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass
magnetic field, magnetic flux, flux - the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
radiation field - a field that represents the energy lost from the radiator to space
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