magnetic induction


noun Electricity.

Also called magnetic flux density. a vector quantity used as a measure of a magnetic field. Symbol: B
magnetization induced by proximity to a magnetic field.

Nearby words

  1. magnetic flux,
  2. magnetic flux density,
  3. magnetic head,
  4. magnetic hysteresis,
  5. magnetic inclination,
  6. magnetic ink,
  7. magnetic ink character recognition,
  8. magnetic intensity,
  9. magnetic lens,
  10. magnetic levitation


Origin of magnetic induction

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic flux density

magnetic flux density

noun

a measure of the strength of a magnetic field at a given point, expressed by the force per unit length on a conductor carrying unit current at that pointSymbol: B Also called: magnetic induction

magnetic induction

noun

another name for magnetic flux density
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Science definitions for magnetic flux density

magnetic flux density

A vector quantity measuring the strength and direction of the magnetic field around a magnet or an electric current. Magnetic flux density is equal to magnetic field strength times the magnetic permeability in the region in which the field exists. Electric charges moving through a magnetic field are subject to a force described by the equation F = qv X B, where q is the amount of electric charge, v is the velocity of the charge, B is the magnetic flux density at the position of the charge, and X is the vector product. Magnetic flux density also can be understood as the density of magnetic lines of force, or magnetic flux lines, passing through a specific area. It is measured in units of tesla. Also called magnetic flux magnetic induction

magnetic induction

The process by which a substance, such as iron, becomes magnetized by a magnetic field.
See magnetic flux density.
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