magnetomotive force

[ mag-nee-tuh-moh-tiv, -nee- ]
/ mægˈni təˈmoʊ tɪv, -ˌni- /

noun Electricity.

a scalar quantity that is a measure of the sources of magnetic flux in a magnetic circuit. Abbreviation: mmf

Origin of magnetomotive force

First recorded in 1883; magneto- + motive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for magnetomotive force

magnetomotive force


the agency producing a magnetic flux, considered analogous to the electromotive force in an electric circuit; equal to the circular integral of the magnetic field strengthSymbol: F
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