magnetic field

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of magnetic field

1845

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magnetic field

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Definition of magnetic field for Students

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

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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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