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magnetic flux

noun, Electricity.
the total magnetic induction crossing a surface, equal to the integral of the component of magnetic induction perpendicular to the surface over the surface: usually measured in webers or maxwells.
Origin of magnetic flux
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The iron by its permeability also concentrates and increases the magnetic flux.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The total number of lines of force in the circuit is known as the magnetic flux.

  • The intensity of a magnetic flux is expressed by the number of magnetic lines of force in a square centimeter or square inch.

  • These lines are still called "lines of magnetic force," or by some "magnetic streamings" "magnetic flux," or simply "magnetism."

  • Outside the aerial we have variations and distributions of electric strain and magnetic flux.

    Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy John Ambrose Fleming
  • He places a strong electromagnet so that its lines of magnetic flux pass transversely between the spark balls.

    Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy John Ambrose Fleming
  • In a radially decreasing magnetic field, the lines of magnetic flux bow outward, as represented in Fig. 4b.

    LRL Accelerators Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
British Dictionary definitions for magnetic flux

magnetic flux

a measure of the strength of a magnetic field over a given area perpendicular to it, equal to the product of the area and the magnetic flux density through it φ
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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magnetic flux in Science
magnetic flux  
  1. The lines of force associated with a magnetic field. The strength of magnetic flux is equivalent to its magnetic flux density per unit area. The SI unit of magnetic flux is the weber.

  2. See magnetic flux density.

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