magnetoresistance

noun
mag·​ne·​to·​re·​sis·​tance | \ mag-ˌnē-tō-ri-ˈzi-stən(t)s How to pronounce magnetoresistance (audio) , -ˌne- \

Definition of magnetoresistance

: a change in electrical resistance due to the presence of a magnetic field

Other Words from magnetoresistance

magnetoresistive \ mag-​ˌnē-​tō-​ri-​ˈzi-​stiv How to pronounce magnetoresistive (audio) , -​ˌne-​ \ adjective

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetoresistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetoresistance. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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