flux gate


noun

Physics. an instrument for indicating the field strength of an external magnetic field, as that of the earth: used in some gyrocompasses and magnetometers.

Nearby words

  1. fluviomarine,
  2. fluvioterrestrial,
  3. fluvoxamine,
  4. flux,
  5. flux density,
  6. flux linkage,
  7. flux, magnetic,
  8. fluxion,
  9. fluxionary hyperemia,
  10. fluxmeter

Origin of flux gate

First recorded in 1945–50

Also called flux valve.

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