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

First Known Use of magnetic field

1845


MAGNETIC FIELD Defined for Kids

magnetic field

noun

Definition of magnetic field for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

magnetic field

noun

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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