electromagnetic induction

noun Electricity.
  1. the induction of an electromotive force by the motion of a conductor across a magnetic field or by a change in magnetic flux in a magnetic field.
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electromagnetic induction in Culture

electromagnetic induction

Production of an electric current (see also current) by changing the magnetic field enclosed by an electrical circuit. The most common use of electromagnetic induction is in the electric generator.

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