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electromagnetism

[ih-lek-troh-mag-ni-tiz-uh m] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
the phenomena associated with electric and magnetic fields and their interactions with each other and with electric charges and currents.
2.
Also, electromagnetics. the science that deals with these phenomena.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; electro- + magnetism
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  • Henry's fame rests on his pioneering work on the nature of electromagnetism.
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  • In electromagnetism, the current flowing through a wire creates a circular magnetic field around the wire.
  • Thus this anomaly is an evidence for the necessity of unification between electromagnetism and gravitation.
  • Electricity and magnetism were unified in the theory of electromagnetism.
  • It seems possible that electromagnetism may play a role in the country as well as the city.
British Dictionary definitions for electromagnetism

electromagnetism

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
magnetism produced by an electric current
2.
Also called electromagnetics. the branch of physics concerned with magnetism produced by electric currents and with the interaction of electric and magnetic fields
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Word Origin and History for electromagnetism
n.

1828; see electro- + magnetism.

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electromagnetism in Science
electromagnetism
  (ĭ-lěk'trō-māg'nĭ-tĭz'əm)   
Any of the wide range of phenomena associated with the behavior and interaction of electric charges and electric and magnetic fields, such as electricity, magnetism, chemical bonds, and all forms of electromagnetic radiation, including light.
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