electrojet

[ih-lek-truh-jet]

noun Geophysics.

a current of ions existing in the upper atmosphere, moving with respect to the surface of the earth, and causing various auroral phenomena.

Nearby words

  1. electrogram,
  2. electrograph,
  3. electrohemostasis,
  4. electrohydraulic,
  5. electroimmunodiffusion,
  6. electrokinetic,
  7. electrokinetics,
  8. electrokymogram,
  9. electrokymograph,
  10. electroless plating

Origin of electrojet

First recorded in 1950–55; electro- + jet1

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British Dictionary definitions for electrojet

electrojet

noun

a narrow belt of fast-moving ions in the ionosphere, under the influence of the earth's magnetic field, causing auroral displays
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