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[ih-lek-troh-mag-net-ik] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ mægˈnɛt ɪk/
of or relating to electromagnetism or electromagnetic fields.
Origin of electromagnetic
1815-25; electro- + magnetic
Related forms
electromagnetically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for electromagnetic
  • They can detect the electromagnetic field created by an electric current that runs down the original well's casing.
  • And your mind is an electromagnetic map to your soul.
  • Radio is that bit of the electromagnetic spectrum that sits between brain waves and daylight.
  • Sixteen sensors measure the brain's electromagnetic signals and send them to a computer.
  • Third, there's the concern about electromagnetic radiation.
  • He is also developing systems of his own that use no fluids, only electromagnetic resistance.
  • They are looking for a way to power their ships and electromagnetic cannons at the same time.
  • Although there might be an evanescent small amount of electromagnetic radiation there is absolutely no proof of damage by that.
  • Then these plates are brought together and, through a combination of electromagnetic attraction and heat, fused together.
  • Naturally occurring materials, by contrast, don't interact with the magnetic component of electromagnetic waves.
British Dictionary definitions for electromagnetic


of, containing, or operated by an electromagnet: an electromagnetic pump
of, relating to, or consisting of electromagnetism: electromagnetic moment
of or relating to electromagnetic radiation: the electromagnetic spectrum
Derived Forms
electromagnetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for electromagnetic

1821; see electro- + magnetic.

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