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electromagnetic

[ih-lek-troh-mag-net-ik] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ mægˈnɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to electromagnetism or electromagnetic fields.
Origin of electromagnetic
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; electro- + magnetic
Related forms
electromagnetically, adverb
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  • Apply the first two laws of electromagnetic induction to the dynamo.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • It clung to it with an electromagnetic train, bleeding it of data.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • That will stop most electromagnetic radiation, but not this stuff!

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The dynamo is a machine which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction.

  • The fitness of this definition is apparent, having in mind the principles of electromagnetic induction.

British Dictionary definitions for electromagnetic

electromagnetic

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊmæɡˈnɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of, containing, or operated by an electromagnet: an electromagnetic pump
2.
of, relating to, or consisting of electromagnetism: electromagnetic moment
3.
of or relating to electromagnetic radiation: the electromagnetic spectrum
Derived Forms
electromagnetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for electromagnetic
adj.

1821; see electro- + magnetic.

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