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

Nearby words

  1. magnetogasdynamics,
  2. magnetogenerator,
  3. magnetogram,
  4. magnetograph,
  5. magnetohydrodynamic generation,
  6. magnetohydromagnetic wave,
  7. magnetomechanical ratio,
  8. magnetometer,
  9. magnetomotive,
  10. magnetomotive force

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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