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field intensity

noun, Physics.

field strength

noun, Physics.
the vector sum of all forces exerted by a field on a unit mass, unit charge, unit magnetic pole, etc., at a given point within the field.
Also called field intensity.
Origin of field strength
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The direction of the field-intensity at the point is that in which the small conductor is there urged.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • To make the field-intensity quite definite, a positive unit is chosen for its specification.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • The field-intensity is often specified by its components, X, Y, Z in three chosen directions at right angles to one another.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • For a charge on the trial-conductor consisting of any number of units, the force is that number of times the field-intensity.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
British Dictionary definitions for field-intensity

field strength

(radio, television) the intensity of an electromagnetic wave at any point in the area covered by a radio or television transmitter
(physics) the intensity of an electric or magnetic field See intensity
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