magnetic field

noun

Definition of magnetic field

: the portion of space near a magnetic body or a current-carrying body in which the magnetic forces due to the body or current can be detected

Examples of magnetic field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is also a magnetometer that will measure and map any remnants of a magnetic field. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 13 Apr. 2022 Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field generated by electric currents from within the planet. Kate S. Petersen, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2022 Stern and Gerlach expected the silver atoms in their beam to act like tiny bar magnets and therefore to react to a magnetic field. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, 8 Feb. 2022 Magnetars are a type of dead star, or neutron star, that has burned up all its fuel and collapsed into a very dense spinning object with a powerful magnetic field. NBC News, 26 Jan. 2022 Since Juno's arrival at Jupiter, the team has witnessed a change in Jupiter's magnetic field. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 17 Dec. 2021 But at higher energies, protons generate a magnetic field that counters this repulsion, and more can fit into the same space. Daniel Garisto, Scientific American, 27 Apr. 2022 When operators start the current, a large magnetic field is generated. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 22 Apr. 2022 Scientists are interested in learning about its atmospheric dynamics, complex magnetic field, and what led to the creation of its extreme tilt and rings. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of magnetic field

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetic field was in 1845

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15 May 2022

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“Magnetic field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetic%20field. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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magnetic field

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Kids Definition of magnetic field

: the portion of space near a magnetic object within which magnetic forces can be detected

magnetic field

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Medical Definition of magnetic field

: the portion of space near a magnetic body or a current-carrying body in which the magnetic forces due to the body or current can be detected the magnetic field of the heart

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