of or relating to the induction of electric current or electromotive force by means of permanent magnets.

Nearby words

  1. magneto-electric,
  2. magnetoacoustics,
  3. magnetocaloric effect,
  4. magnetochemistry,
  5. magnetoelasticity,
  6. magnetoelectricity,
  7. magnetoencephalogram,
  8. magnetofluid dynamics,
  9. magnetogasdynamics,
  10. magnetogenerator

Also mag·ne·to·e·lec·tri·cal.

Origin of magnetoelectric

First recorded in 1825–35; magneto- + electric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for magneto-electric



also magnetoelectric, "characterized by electricity produced by magnets," 1831, from magneto- + electric.

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