magnetic flux

noun

Definition of magnetic flux 

: a measure of magnetic induction represented by lines of force

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The change in timing was either the process of transferring momentum to the crust or the result of the vortex altering the magnetic flux lines of the neutron star. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Three years of staring lets scientists capture a neutron star “glitch”," 11 Apr. 2018 The ropes are better referred to as magnetic flux ropes, twisting magnetic fields that, when visualized, look a lot like rope. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Model Shows Just How Strong Solar Flares Could Get," 8 Feb. 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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