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  1. of or relating to the induction of electric current or electromotive force by means of permanent magnets.
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Also mag·ne·to·e·lec·tri·cal.

Origin of magnetoelectric

First recorded in 1825–35; magneto- + electric
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Examples from the Web for magneto-electric

Historical Examples

  • Faraday, M., his discovery of magneto-electric induction, 27.

    A Century of Science and Other Essays

    John Fiske

  • The influence of the magneto-electric machine, therefore was not direct, but indirect.


    Bradley A. Fiske

  • But whether they are volcanic or magneto-electric, it is difficult to determine.

    The Philosophy of the Weather

    Thomas Belden Butler

  • Congelation is crystallization, and all crystallization is electric, or magneto-electric.

    The Philosophy of the Weather

    Thomas Belden Butler

  • All magneto-electric generators are simply contrivances with this object.

Word Origin and History for magneto-electric


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

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