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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the branch of physics that deals with the interactions of electric, magnetic, and mechanical phenomena.
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Origin of electrodynamics

First recorded in 1820–30; electro- + dynamics
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  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the interactions between electrical and mechanical forces
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electrodynamics in Science


  1. The scientific study of electric charge and electric and magnetic fields, along with the forces and motions those fields induce. See also electromagnetism.
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