field strength

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noun Physics.

the vector sum of all forces exerted by a field on a unit mass, unit charge, unit magnetic pole, etc., at a given point within the field.

Origin of field strength

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called field intensity.
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Examples from the Web for field intensity

  • That was the field-strength when we sent the signal-rocket across the crater.

    Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • For the distress-torpedo test, I stepped the field-strength up.

    Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for field intensity

field strength

noun

radio television the intensity of an electromagnetic wave at any point in the area covered by a radio or television transmitter
physics the intensity of an electric or magnetic fieldSee intensity

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