Lenz's law

noun

ˈlen(t)sə̇z-,
-nzə̇z-
: a law in physics: the electromotive force due to electromagnetic induction tends to produce a current in such direction that the reaction of the current with the inducing flux opposes whatever change is responsible for the induction

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Etymology

after H. F. E. Lenz †1865 German physicist, its formulator

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“Lenz's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lenz%27s%20law. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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