noun, plural in form but singular in construction
elec·​tro·​dy·​nam·​ics | \ i-ˌlek-trō-dī-ˈna-miks How to pronounce electrodynamics (audio) \

Definition of electrodynamics

: a branch of physics that deals with the effects arising from the interactions of electric currents with magnets, with other currents, or with themselves

Other Words from electrodynamics

electrodynamic \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​dī-​ˈna-​mik How to pronounce electrodynamics (audio) \ adjective

Examples of electrodynamics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There have been several successful biographies of Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel Prize winning scientist who contributed impressively to quantum physics, chemistry, electrodynamics, molecular biology, and color theory. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Instead, their theoretical models, which ponder the possibility of microscopic wormholes, draw from three theories to harness the power of elementary particles: relativity theory, quantum theory, and electrodynamics. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of electrodynamics

1822, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Electrodynamics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrodynamics. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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