an electric current in a conducting material that results from induction by a moving or varying magnetic field.
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Origin of eddy current
1590–1600, for an earlier sense
Words nearby eddy current
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Example sentences from the Web for eddy current
Second, the eddy-current loss which is due to the circulation of currents through the mass of metal.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
British Dictionary definitions for eddy current
an electric current induced in a massive conductor, such as the core of an electromagnet, transformer, etc, by an alternating magnetic fieldAlso called: Foucault current
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