gy·​ro·​fre·​quen·​cy ˈjī-rō-ˌfrē-kwən(t)-sē How to pronounce gyrofrequency (audio)
: the frequency with which a charged particle (such as an electron) executes spiral gyrations in moving obliquely across a magnetic field

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gyrofrequency was in 1938

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“Gyrofrequency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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