magnetic moment

noun

Definition of magnetic moment

  1. :  a vector quantity that is a measure of the torque exerted on a magnetic system (such as a bar magnet or dipole) when placed in a magnetic field and that for a magnet is the product of the distance between its poles and the strength of either pole

First Known Use of magnetic moment

1865


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noun magnetic mo·ment \-ˈmō-mənt\

Medical Definition of magnetic moment

  1. :  a vector quantity that is a measure of the torque exerted on a magnetic system (as a bar magnet or dipole) when placed in a magnetic field and that for a magnet is the product of the distance between its poles and the strength of either pole


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