magnetostriction

noun
mag·ne·to·stric·tion | \ -ˈstrik-shən \

Definition of magnetostriction 

: the change in the dimensions of a ferromagnetic body caused by a change in its state of magnetization

Other words from magnetostriction

magnetostrictive \-ˈstrik-tiv \ adjective
magnetostrictively adverb

First Known Use of magnetostriction

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for magnetostriction

International Scientific Vocabulary magnet- + -striction (as in constriction)

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