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magnetic induction

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noun Electricity.
  1. Also called magnetic flux density. a vector quantity used as a measure of a magnetic field. Symbol: B
  2. magnetization induced by proximity to a magnetic field.
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Origin of magnetic induction

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic induction

magnetic induction

noun
  1. another name for magnetic flux density
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magnetic induction in Science

magnetic induction

  1. The process by which a substance, such as iron, becomes magnetized by a magnetic field.
  2. See magnetic flux density.
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