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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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 Electricity behaves in the same way, shrouded in an electromagnetic field. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Here’s how lightning can knock out your power before it even strikes," 13 June 2018 Each of us has five senses, all of which originate in electromagnetic interactions. Lisa Randall, Scientific American, "What Is Dark Matter?," 8 May 2018 To prevent extra electromagnetic interference between the drive, power amplifier, and the rest of the electronics, they are shielded from each other. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "NASA’s EM-drive is a magnetic WTF-thruster," 21 May 2018 The still-unexplained incidents sparked a rift in U.S.-Cuban relations, while investigators have chased theories including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or a flawed spying device. Time, "A U.S. Employee in China Complained of Symptoms Similar to Those Experienced by Diplomats in Cuba," 23 May 2018 The still-unexplained incidents sparked a rift in U.S.-Cuban relations, while investigators have chased theories including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or a flawed spying device. Fox News, "State Department issues warning after US employee in China suffers possible sonic attack," 23 May 2018 The still-unexplained incidents sparked a rift in U.S.-Cuban relations, while investigators have chased theories including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or a flawed spying device. Christopher Bodeen, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. government employee in China reports abnormal sensations of sound and pressure," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of electromagnetic

1820, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for electromagnetic

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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