from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition found in the region around a magnet or an electric current, characterized by the existence of a detectable magnetic force at every point in the region and by the existence of magnetic poles.
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- n. a condition in the space around a magnet or electric current in which there is a detectable magnetic force and two magnetic poles are present
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Magnetic.
- n. The space around a magnet through which it exerts magnetic force; a field of force surrounding a permanent magnet, electrical current, or a moving charged particle; called also magnetic flux and field of magnetic force.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
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