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eddy current

an electric current in a conducting material that results from induction by a moving or varying magnetic field.
Origin of eddy current
1590-1600, for an earlier sense Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Second, the eddy-current loss which is due to the circulation of currents through the mass of metal.

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eddy current

an electric current induced in a massive conductor, such as the core of an electromagnet, transformer, etc, by an alternating magnetic field Also called Foucault current
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