geo·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌjē-ō-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce geomagnetic (audio) \

Definition of geomagnetic

: of or relating to terrestrial magnetism

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Other Words from geomagnetic

geomagnetically \ ˌjē-​ō-​mag-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce geomagnetic (audio) \ adverb
geomagnetism \ ˌjē-​ō-​ˈmag-​nə-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce geomagnetic (audio) \ noun

Examples of geomagnetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The incoming CMSs could spark G2-class geomagnetic storms, which can cause many hours of vibrant auroras around the Arctic Circle in places like Alaska, Canada’s far north, Iceland, northern Scandinavia and northern Russia. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Afterall, dogs have been found to make similar movements to align themselves with the earth's geomagnetic fields. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 26 Mar. 2021 Bonnetheads prefer water at a certain temperature and use map-like information from the geomagnetic field as a navigational aid to get there. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Current forecasts suggest tonight and tomorrow could see the geomagnetic activity continue. Eric Mack, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 There also needs to be a high Kp — the measure of geomagnetic activity from zero to nine. Kelly Smith, Star Tribune, 17 Mar. 2021 Scientists measure the general likelihood of visibility on a scale of zero to nine known as the Kp Index, based on measurement of geomagnetic activity. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2021 The event -- which occurred during low solar and otherwise low geomagnetic activity -- lasted almost eight hours before gradually breaking down. Julia Musto, Fox News, 4 Mar. 2021 Authors say further study is needed, especially because this kind of geomagnetic activity can disrupt GPS satellites. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of geomagnetic

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of geomagnetic was in 1904

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4 Jun 2021

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“Geomagnetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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geo·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌjē-ō-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce geomagnetic (audio) \

Kids Definition of geomagnetic

: of or relating to the magnetic field of the earth the geomagnetic field


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