magnetohydrodynamics

[ mag-nee-toh-hahy-droh-dahy-nam-iks ]
/ mægˈni toʊˌhaɪ droʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of physics that deals with the motion of electrically conductive fluids, especially plasmas, in magnetic fields. Abbreviation: MHD

Origin of magnetohydrodynamics

First recorded in 1945–50; magneto- + hydrodynamics
Related formsmag·ne·to·hy·dro·dy·nam·ic, adjectivemag·ne·to·hy·dro·dy·nam·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetohydrodynamics

magnetohydrodynamics

/ (mæɡˌniːtəʊˌhaɪdrəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

the study of the behaviour of conducting fluids, such as liquid metals or plasmas, in magnetic fields
the generation of electricity by subjecting a plasma to a magnetic field and collecting the deflected free electrons

Abbreviation: MHD
Derived Formsmagnetohydrodynamic, adjective
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