eddy current

  1. an electric current in a conducting material that results from induction by a moving or varying magnetic field.

Origin of eddy current

1590–1600, for an earlier sense

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British Dictionary definitions for eddy current

eddy current

  1. an electric current induced in a massive conductor, such as the core of an electromagnet, transformer, etc, by an alternating magnetic field: Also called: Foucault current

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