geomagnetism

[jee-oh-mag-ni-tiz-uh m]

noun

the earth's magnetic field and associated phenomena.
the branch of geophysics that studies such phenomena.

Origin of geomagnetism

First recorded in 1935–40; geo- + magnetism
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British Dictionary definitions for geomagnetism

geomagnetism

noun

the magnetic field of the earth
the branch of physics concerned with this
Derived Formsgeomagnetic (ˌdʒiːəʊmæɡˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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geomagnetism in Science

geomagnetism

[jē′ō-măgnĭ-tĭz′əm]

The magnetic properties of the Earth and its atmosphere.
The study of these properties.
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