electromagnetism

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noun elec·tro·mag·ne·tism \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmag-nə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of electromagnetism

  1. 1 :  magnetism developed by a current of electricity

  2. 2 a :  a fundamental physical force that is responsible for interactions between charged particles which occur because of their charge and for the emission and absorption of photons, that is about a hundredth the strength of the strong force, and that extends over infinite distances but is dominant over atomic and molecular distances —called also electromagnetic force — compare gravity 3a(2), strong force, weak force b :  a branch of physical science that deals with the physical relations between electricity and magnetism

1828

First Known Use of electromagnetism

1828


ELECTROMAGNETISM Defined for English Language Learners

electromagnetism

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noun elec·tro·mag·ne·tism \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmag-nə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of electromagnetism for English Language Learners

  • : a magnetic field that is produced by a current of electricity


Medical Dictionary

electromagnetism

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noun elec·tro·mag·ne·tism \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmag-nə-ˌtiz-əm\

Medical Definition of electromagnetism

  1. 1:  magnetism developed by a current of electricity

  2. 2:  physics dealing with the relations between electricity and magnetism



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