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noun Electricity.

the total magnetic induction crossing a surface, equal to the integral of the component of magnetic induction perpendicular to the surface over the surface: usually measured in webers or maxwells.

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Origin of magnetic flux

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic flux

magnetic flux

noun

a measure of the strength of a magnetic field over a given area perpendicular to it, equal to the product of the area and the magnetic flux density through itSymbol: φ
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Scientific definitions for magnetic flux

magnetic flux

The lines of force associated with a magnetic field. The strength of magnetic flux is equivalent to its magnetic flux density per unit area. The SI unit of magnetic flux is the weber.
See magnetic flux density.
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