magnetic moment

noun Electricity.
  1. a vector quantity associated with a given electric current, magnet, or the like, having the property that its vector product with the magnetic induction equals the torque acting on the given object.

Origin of magnetic moment

First recorded in 1860–65
Also called dipole moment.
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magnetic moment

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magnetic moment in Science

magnetic moment

  1. See magnetic dipole moment.
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