fluxgate

noun
flux·gate | \ˈfləks-ˌgāt \

Definition of fluxgate 

: a device used to indicate the direction and intensity of the magnetic field (as on a planet)

First Known Use of fluxgate

1944, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fluxgate

Dictionary Entries near fluxgate

fluviovolcanic

flux

fluxer

fluxgate

fluxible

fluxile

fluxility

Statistics for fluxgate

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fluxgate

The first known use of fluxgate was in 1944

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on fluxgate

See words that rhyme with fluxgate

Comments on fluxgate

What made you want to look up fluxgate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!