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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.

mag·ne′to·hy′dro·dy·nam′ic adj.
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n (functioning as singular)
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
Abbreviation: MHD
magˌnetoˌhydrodyˈnamic adj
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Noun1.magnetohydrodynamics - the study of the interaction of magnetic fields and electrically conducting fluids (as plasma or molten metal)magnetohydrodynamics - the study of the interaction of magnetic fields and electrically conducting fluids (as plasma or molten metal)
hydrodynamics, hydrokinetics - study of fluids in motion
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