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[soh-luh-noid-l, sol-uh-]
  1. of or relating to a solenoid.
  2. Mathematics. (of a vector or vector function) having divergence equal to zero.
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Origin of solenoidal

First recorded in 1870–75; solenoid + -al1
Related formsso·le·noi·dal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for solenoidal

Historical Examples

  • (γ) The solenoidal distribution of C and B, and in a dielectric that of D.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5


  • A solenoidal distribution of a vector is one corresponding to that of the velocity in an incompressible fluid.