electromagnetic

adjective

elec·​tro·​mag·​net·​ic i-ˌlek-trō-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce electromagnetic (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism
electromagnetically adverb

Examples of electromagnetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lead author Motoyuki Sato, an expert in electromagnetic sensing technologies at Tohoku University, is optimistic. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2024 It has been known that aircraft could navigate by following the Earth’s magnetic fields, but so far that hasn’t been practical because each aircraft generates so much of its own electromagnetic noise that there has been no way good to filter for just the Earth’s emissions. Tara Copp, Fortune, 12 May 2024 For the first time since January 2005, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a severe geomagnetic storm watch, warning that a concentration of energy flaring from the sun could disturb Earth’s electromagnetic field. Jenny Gold, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2024 Such electromagnetic activity will only increase as the sun continues to reach the height of its 11-year solar cycle, which NASA said is expected to be in 2025. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 Using a helicopter equipped with a ground-penetrating electromagnetic imaging system, state officials scanned up to 1,000 feet underground to map optimal areas for recharging aquifers. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 Many of the speakers raised concerns about the possible hazards of the electromagnetic fields, or radiation, created by the towers. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Apr. 2024 Photons are ripples in the electromagnetic field, which can be described by a single arrow, or vector, at each location in space indicating the field’s value and direction. Charlie Wood, WIRED, 14 Apr. 2024 The first of its four Great Observatories was Hubble, launched in 1990, which can perceive in the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared regions of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy waves. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electromagnetic was in 1820

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“Electromagnetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electromagnetic. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

electromagnetic

adjective
elec·​tro·​mag·​net·​ic i-ˌlek-trō-mag-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce electromagnetic (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism

Medical Definition

electromagnetic

adjective
elec·​tro·​mag·​net·​ic -mag-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce electromagnetic (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism
electromagnetically adverb

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