electromagnetic

adjective
elec·​tro·​mag·​net·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-trō-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce electromagnetic (audio) \

Definition of electromagnetic

: of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism

Other Words from electromagnetic

electromagnetically \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​mag-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electromagnetic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of electromagnetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aura photos, which were popularized with the invention of the AuraCam 6000 during the 1980s, use hand sensors to allegedly expose the electromagnetic field around an individual. Aemilia Madden, refinery29.com, 29 June 2022 Most people have heard of the electromagnetic field. Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, 24 June 2022 These spinning turbines create electrical energy through an electromagnetic interaction (using loops of wires and magnets). Rhett Allain, Wired, 10 Nov. 2020 The problem is that these technologies are vulnerable to failure, especially when close to steel or strong electromagnetic fields, which occur around high-voltage power lines. Wired, 6 July 2022 Since all wireless data is carried via electromagnetic waves, governments have carved up the entire spectrum and auctioned off radio frequencies measured in hertz for specific services including satellite communication. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 22 June 2022 In the small coastal town of Camena, unnaturally occurring electromagnetic waves are causing interference with electrical and radio equipment. Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 June 2022 Materials — gas, dust, shredded stars — that fall into a black hole are heated to millions of degrees in a dense maelstrom of electromagnetic fields. New York Times, 12 May 2022 Onboard was an instrument sensitive to electromagnetic fields, allowing a measure of the resistivity and magnetic susceptibility of the area under the helicopter. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of electromagnetic

1820, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Jul 2022

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“Electromagnetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electromagnetic. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for electromagnetic

electromagnetic

adjective
elec·​tro·​mag·​net·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-trō-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce electromagnetic (audio) \

Kids Definition of electromagnetic

: of or relating to a magnetic field produced by an electric current

electromagnetic

adjective
elec·​tro·​mag·​net·​ic | \ -mag-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce electromagnetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of electromagnetic

: of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism

Other Words from electromagnetic

electromagnetically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electromagnetic (audio) \ adverb

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