from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process by which a substance, such as iron or steel, becomes magnetized by a magnetic field. The induced magnetism is produced by the force of the field radiating from the poles of a magnet.
- n. See magnetic flux density.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the action by which magnetic polarity is developed in a body susceptible to magnetic effects when brought under the influence of a magnet.
- n. The process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently).
- n. Same as magnetic field strength.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the amount of magnetic flux in a unit area perpendicular to the direction of magnetic flow
- n. the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
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