line of force

noun phrase

: a line in a field of force (such as a magnetic or electric field) whose tangent at any point gives the direction of the field at that point

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of line of force was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Line of force.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

line of force

: an imaginary line that shows the direction in space in which a force (as from a magnetic or electric field) acts

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