field line

noun

: any one of a system of nonintersecting lines so drawn in mapping a vector field that the direction of the tangent to it at any point is that of the vector at that point

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field line was in 1888

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“Field line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20line. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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