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.
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Also called dipole moment.
Origin of magnetic moment
First recorded in 1860–65
Words nearby magnetic moment
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic moment
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Scientific definitions for magnetic moment
See magnetic dipole moment.
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