gyrofrequency

[jahy-roh-free-kwuh n-see]

noun, plural gy·ro·fre·quen·cies. Physics.

the frequency of rotation of an electron or other charged particle in a magnetic field, directly proportional to the charge of the particle and to the field strength and inversely proportional to the mass of the particle.

Nearby words

  1. gyro repeater,
  2. gyro-,
  3. gyrocompass,
  4. gyrocopter,
  5. gyrodyne,
  6. gyroidal,
  7. gyromagnetic,
  8. gyromagnetic ratio,
  9. gyromancy,
  10. gyron

Origin of gyrofrequency

First recorded in 1940–45; gyro- + frequency

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