mag·​ne·​to·​stric·​tion mag-ˌnē-tō-ˈstrik-shən How to pronounce magnetostriction (audio)
: the change in the dimensions of a ferromagnetic body caused by a change in its state of magnetization
magnetostrictive adjective
magnetostrictively adverb

Word History


magneto- + -striction (as in constriction)

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of magnetostriction was in 1896

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“Magnetostriction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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