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  • n. An induced electric current formed within the body of a conductor when it is exposed to a time varying magnetic field; utilized in induction heating and in some braking and damping systems.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An induced electric current circulating wholly within a mass of metal; -- called also Foucault current.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, currents induced by alternating, rotating, or moving magnetic fields in places where they are not desired and are objectionable because they consume energy and produce heat.

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