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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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  • That was the field-strength when we sent the signal-rocket across the crater.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • For the distress-torpedo test, I stepped the field-strength up.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for field-strength

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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