magnetic moment


magnetic moment

noun

Definition of MAGNETIC MOMENT

:  a vector quantity that is a measure of the torque exerted on a magnetic system (as a bar magnet or dipole) when placed in a magnetic field and that for a magnet is the product of the distance between its poles and the strength of either pole

First Known Use of MAGNETIC MOMENT

1865

magnetic mo·ment

noun \-ˈmō-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAGNETIC MOMENT

: a vector quantity that is a measure of the torque exerted on a magnetic system (as a bar magnet or dipole) when placed in a magnetic field and that for a magnet is the product of the distance between its poles and the strength of either pole

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