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

Nearby words

  1. magnetohydrodynamics,
  2. magnetohydromagnetic wave,
  3. magnetomechanical ratio,
  4. magnetometer,
  5. magnetomotive,
  6. magneton,
  7. magnetooptic,
  8. magnetooptics,
  9. magnetopause,
  10. magnetoplasmadynamics

Origin of magnetomotive force

First recorded in 1883; magneto- + motive

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British Dictionary definitions for magnetomotive force

magnetomotive force

noun

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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