ponderomotive

adjective

pon·​dero·​motive
¦pändərō+
: tending to produce movement of a body
used of mechanical forces of interaction between electric currents and magnetic fields
compare electromotive force, magnetomotive force

Word History

Etymology

Latin ponder-, pondus weight + English -o- + motive

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“Ponderomotive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ponderomotive. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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