magnetomotive force

noun

mag·​ne·​to·​mo·​tive force mag-ˌnē-tə-ˈmō-tiv- How to pronounce magnetomotive force (audio)
-ˌne-
: a force that is the cause of a flux of magnetic induction

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of magnetomotive force was in 1883

Dictionary Entries Near magnetomotive force

Cite this Entry

“Magnetomotive force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetomotive%20force. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on magnetomotive force

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!