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

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Other Words from electromagnetic

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

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Gustafson and her colleagues mapped the subsea aquifer by measuring electromagnetic fields below the coastal region. Denise Chow, NBC News, "A vast water reservoir has been discovered deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean," 28 June 2019 Here’s how: In Yesterday’s asinine fantasy, an unnamed event (electromagnetic field? solar or lunar eclipse?) causes the world’s grid to go dark. Armond White, National Review, "Yesterday Is Cynical, Fake Nostalgia," 28 June 2019 Upon reaching Earth, these pulses are mere electromagnetic whispers that require sensitive radio telescopes to detect. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "It came from outer space: Weird radio signal came from distant galaxy," 27 June 2019 The researchers used an innovative electromagnetic imaging technique to look under the ocean floor, the statement said. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Study: A gigantic deposit of fresh water is hidden off the Northeast coast," 24 June 2019 Why has science failed to build a working electromagnetic shrinking machine? Eric Spitznagel, Popular Mechanics, "Why Can’t We Shrink Our Kids Yet?," 21 June 2019 For matter, Lanyon’s team used a so-called trapped ion—a single calcium ion confined to an optical cavity using electromagnetic fields. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, "The Quantum Internet Is Emerging, One Experiment at a Time," 19 June 2019 In 1986, three teams of researchers reported them happening in individual atoms suspended in space by electromagnetic fields. Quanta Magazine, "Quantum Leaps, Long Assumed to Be Instantaneous, Take Time," 5 June 2019 Hidden Device Detection can pick up any magnetic fields emitted by electronic devices using an electromagnetic field detector. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Hidden cameras: How to find them in a bathroom, bedroom," 7 June 2019

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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 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 electromagnetically (audio) \ adverb

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