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

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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 To do this, another researcher devised a series of wire coils that sit on either side of the subject wearing the helmet, exerting an electromagnetic force that precisely cancels out the signals from the Earth's fields. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "This Wild Mask Could Change the Way We Study the Brain," 23 Mar. 2018 Unlike past elevators, the AWEs use electromagnetic propulsion to move munitions from the magazine to waiting aircraft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Is Delayed, Yet Again," 28 Mar. 2019 To conduct a preliminary Google search is to be inundated with academic papers by electromagnetic scientists and vague theories from armchair experts. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Will Blue Make You Psychic? Can Yellow Detox Your Mind? A Color Therapist Weighs in on Fall 2019’s Color Trends," 4 Apr. 2019 Russian scientists believe that the Egyptian pyramids are designed to harness electromagnetic energy within their internal chambers and pathways. Jennie Neufeld, Vox, "Vox Sentences: We’re on a bullet train toward 3D-printed guns," 1 Aug. 2018 Between enormous energy requirements, and non-explosive shells that offer limited in-air guidance, electromagnetic weapons are proving a bit unpractical compared to some of the conventional alternatives. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Watch the Navy's Railgun Fire From Every Angle," 21 Mar. 2017 Railguns, electromagnetic cannon able to fire projectiles at incredibly speeds, have been seen as the next big thing for naval warfare. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "What You Need to Know About the South China Sea, the World's Next Hot Spot," 27 Feb. 2019 Now Longjiang-2 orbits the moon by its lonesome, testing out future radio astronomy and interferometry techniques (studying what happens when light, radio, electromagnetic, and various other types of waves are met with interference). David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Chinese Satellite Nabs Stunning Moon-Earth Shot," 6 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of electromagnetic

1820, in the meaning defined above

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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


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

Medical Definition of electromagnetic

: of, relating to, or produced by electromagnetism

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

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