magnetohydrodynamic

adjective

mag·​ne·​to·​hy·​dro·​dy·​nam·​ic mag-ˌnē-tō-ˌhī-drə-dī-ˈna-mik How to pronounce magnetohydrodynamic (audio)
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: 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
magnetohydrodynamics noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Examples of magnetohydrodynamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Takeaway While Yamato-1 proved the viability of magnetohydrodynamic propulsion, the system took up almost the entire ship just for a top speed of eight knots. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 2 June 2023 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, 9 May 2022 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, 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, cleveland.com, 11 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetohydrodynamic was in 1942

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“Magnetohydrodynamic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetohydrodynamic. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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