flux·​gate ˈfləks-ˌgāt How to pronounce fluxgate (audio)
: a device used to indicate the direction and intensity of the magnetic field (as on a planet)

Examples of fluxgate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Magnetic amplifiers and fluxgate magnetometers both make use of this phenomenon. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Apr. 2022 The results detected by the MI sensors were compared with those of a fluxgate magnetometer in the same location. IEEE Spectrum, 10 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fluxgate was in 1944

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“Fluxgate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluxgate. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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