magnetohydrodynamic generation

noun Physics.

the production of electric power without the use of rotating machinery by passing a plasma through a magnetic field.

Nearby words

  1. magnetofluid dynamics,
  2. magnetogasdynamics,
  3. magnetogenerator,
  4. magnetogram,
  5. magnetograph,
  6. magnetohydrodynamics,
  7. magnetohydromagnetic wave,
  8. magnetomechanical ratio,
  9. magnetometer,
  10. magnetomotive

Origin of magnetohydrodynamic generation

First recorded in 1955–60; magneto- + hydrodynamic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019