magnetostriction

noun
mag·​ne·​to·​stric·​tion | \ mag-ˌnē-tō-ˈstrik-shən How to pronounce magnetostriction (audio) , -ˌne- \

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 \ mag-​ˌnē-​tō-​ˈstrik-​tiv How to pronounce magnetostriction (audio) , -​ˌne-​ \ adjective
magnetostrictively adverb

First Known Use of magnetostriction

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for magnetostriction

magneto- + -striction (as in constriction)

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The first known use of magnetostriction was in 1896

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“Magnetostriction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetostriction. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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