electromagnetism

DEFINITIONS OF: electromagnetism

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n magnetism produced by an electric current

electromagnetism was discovered when it was observed that a copper wire carrying an electric current can magnetize pieces of iron or steel near it”
Type of:
magnetic attraction, magnetic force, magnetism
attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force

n the branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena

Synonyms:
electromagnetics
Type of:
natural philosophy, physics
the science of matter and energy and their interactions
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