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magnetostriction

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noun mag·ne·to·stric·tion \-ˈstrik-shən\

Definition of magnetostriction

  1. :  the change in the dimensions of a ferromagnetic body caused by a change in its state of magnetization

magnetostrictive play \-ˈstrik-tiv\ adjective
magnetostrictively adverb


Origin of magnetostriction

International Scientific Vocabulary magnet- + -striction (as in constriction)


First Known Use: 1896


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