mag·​ne·​to·​hy·​dro·​dy·​nam·​ic | \ mag-ˌnē-tō-ˌhī-drə-dī-ˈna-mik How to pronounce magnetohydrodynamic (audio) , -ˈne-, -də-ˈna- \

Definition of magnetohydrodynamic

: of, relating to, or being phenomena arising from the motion of electrically conducting fluids (such as plasmas) in the presence of electric and magnetic fields

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magnetohydrodynamics \ mag-​ˌnē-​tō-​ˌhī-​drə-​dī-​ˈna-​miks How to pronounce magnetohydrodynamic (audio) , -​ˈne-​ , -​də-​ˈna-​ \ noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Examples of magnetohydrodynamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Red October came packed with a magnetohydrodynamic drive (MHD) system, a real-life propulsion system that supposedly gave the ship a first strike capability. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Monster Submarines Are Even Scarier Than You Imagined," 3 Mar. 2021 The award will fund research that examines how computationally intensive engineering and physics problems can be solved more quickly using new types of analog computers for electromagnetic, magnetohydrodynamic and fluid mechanic applications. Megan Becka,, "Ocius Technologies, the University of Akron receive $1.5M research grant," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of magnetohydrodynamic

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetohydrodynamic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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