magnetograph

noun

mag·​ne·​to·​graph mag-ˈnē-tō-ˌgraf How to pronounce magnetograph (audio)
: an automatic instrument for recording measurements of a magnetic field (as of the earth or the sun)

Examples of magnetograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To precisely study the sun's magnetic loops, researchers use a magnetograph, which measures the strength and direction of magnetic fields. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 1 Feb. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of magnetograph was in 1847

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“Magnetograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetograph. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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