mutual induction

noun Electricity.

the production of an electromotive force in one circuit by a change in current in another circuit.

Origin of mutual induction

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for mutual induction

mutual induction


the production of an electromotive force in a circuit by a current change in a second circuit magnetically linked to the firstSee also mutual inductance Compare self-induction
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mutual induction in Science

mutual induction

The production of an electric potential in a circuit resulting from a change of current in a neighboring circuit. Mutual induction lies behind the operation of transformers.
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