magnetostriction


mag·ne·to·stric·tion

noun \-ˈstrik-shən\

Definition of MAGNETOSTRICTION

:  the change in the dimensions of a ferromagnetic body caused by a change in its state of magnetization
mag·ne·to·stric·tive \-ˈstrik-tiv\ adjective
mag·ne·to·stric·tive·ly adverb

Origin of MAGNETOSTRICTION

International Scientific Vocabulary magnet- + -striction (as in constriction)
First Known Use: 1896

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