field of force

Definitions of field of force
  1. noun
    the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
    synonyms: field, force field
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    electric field
    a field of force surrounding a charged particle
    gravitational field
    a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass
    flux, magnetic field, magnetic flux
    the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
    radiation field
    a field that represents the energy lost from the radiator to space
    electrostatic field
    electric field associated with static electric charges
    the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field
    solar magnetic field
    the magnetic field of the sun
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    physical phenomenon
    a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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