electromagnetic

adjective
elec·​tro·​mag·​net·​ic | \i-ˌlek-trō-mag-ˈne-tik \

Definition of electromagnetic 

: of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism

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Other Words from electromagnetic

electromagnetically \ i-​ˌlek-​trō-​mag-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Typically, these controllers have between two and four paddles on the underside and come with tools and a small keychain-sized puck, known as electromagnetic remapping (EMR) device. Nick Statt, The Verge, "The Scuf Vantage reimagines the PS4 controller, but with some big flaws," 18 Oct. 2018 Since then, theories have envisioned a cable tethered to the Earth—probably somewhere near the equator—that would allow for electromagnetic vehicles to ride up and down at a much cheaper cost than rockets. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Japan is trying to build an elevator to space," 12 Sep. 2018 Accordingly, the Army must update its doctrine and training to ensure its soldiers remain concealed in the electromagnetic and cyber environments. T.s. Allen And Robert A. Heber Jr., WSJ, "Where Posting Selfies on Facebook Can Get You Killed," 26 July 2018 Even in a vacuum, with no particles around, the electromagnetic and other fields are internally entangled. George Musser, Scientific American, "What Is Spacetime?," 8 May 2018 Mighty fine The Fine Structure Constant is a measure of electromagnetic force, and that force shows up in a large number of phenomena. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "A physical constant’s value shouldn’t depend on how you measure it," 13 Apr. 2018 The Ford was built with a number of new technologies onboard, including an electromagnetic aircraft launch system, advanced aircraft landing system, and new radar. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "America’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Suffers a Breakdown," 8 May 2018 Sub 2000 could sit on the seabed off an enemy coastline planting listening devices, tapping undersea cables, or quietly listening to electromagnetic transmissions. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Here Is the Advanced Attack Submarine the U.S. Navy Never Built," 20 June 2018 The electromagnetic field in Berlin in 2018 is recorded in the porcelain. Alex Ronan, Vogue, "Meet the Berlin Artist Making a Million Porcelain Dishes Before She Dies," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of electromagnetic

1820, in the meaning defined above

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electromagnetic

adjective
elec·​tro·​mag·​net·​ic | \i-ˌlek-trō-mag-ˈne-tik \

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 \

Medical Definition of electromagnetic 

: of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism

Other Words from electromagnetic

electromagnetically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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