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magnetomotive force

[ mag-nee-tuh-moh-tiv, -nee- ]

noun

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


magnetomotive force

noun

  1. 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 strength F


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Word History and Origins

Origin of magnetomotive force1

First recorded in 1883; magneto- + motive

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Example Sentences

The gilbert is the unit of magnetomotive force, equivalent to the magnetomotive force of .7958 ampere turn.

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