electro magnetism

electromagnetism

[ih-lek-troh-mag-ni-tiz-uhm]
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:
1820–30; electro- + magnetism

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electromagnetism (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm)
 
n
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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electromagnetism
1828, from electro- (see electric) + magnetism.
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electromagnetism   (ĭ-lěk'trō-māg'nĭ-tĭz'əm)  Pronunciation Key 
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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