magnetic moment

noun

Definition of magnetic moment

: 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

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1865

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magnetic moment

noun magnetic mo·ment \ -ˈmō-mənt \

medical Definition of magnetic moment

: 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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