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field strength

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noun Physics.
  1. the vector sum of all forces exerted by a field on a unit mass, unit charge, unit magnetic pole, etc., at a given point within the field.

Origin of field strength

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called field intensity.
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Examples from the Web for field intensity

Historical Examples

  • That was the field-strength when we sent the signal-rocket across the crater.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • For the distress-torpedo test, I stepped the field-strength up.

    Operation: Outer Space

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins


British Dictionary definitions for field intensity

field strength

noun
  1. radio television the intensity of an electromagnetic wave at any point in the area covered by a radio or television transmitter
  2. physics the intensity of an electric or magnetic fieldSee intensity
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