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noun Electricity.

the ratio of the electromotive force in one of two circuits to the rate of change of current in the other circuit.

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Origin of mutual inductance

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for mutual inductance

mutual inductance

noun

a measure of the mutual induction between two magnetically linked circuits, given as the ratio of the induced electromotive force to the rate of change of current producing it. It is usually measured in henriesSymbol: M, L 12 Also called: coefficient of mutual induction
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Scientific definitions for mutual inductance

mutual inductance
[ myōōchōō-əl ]

A measure of the relation between the change of current flow in one circuit to the electric potential generated in another by mutual induction. Like inductance, mutual inductance is measured in henries.
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