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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of physics that deals with phenomena associated with magnetic effects on matter as it emits light. It has been used to develop a data-storage technique in computer applications.

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  • n. the branch of physics which deals with the influence of a magnetic field on optical phenomena

Etymologies

magneto- +‎ optics (Wiktionary)

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