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geomagnetism

[jee-oh-mag-ni-tiz-uh m] /ˌdʒi oʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
the earth's magnetic field and associated phenomena.
2.
the branch of geophysics that studies such phenomena.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; geo- + magnetism
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  • The study of geomagnetism is one of the oldest of the geophysical sciences.
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geomagnetism

/ˌdʒiːəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
the magnetic field of the earth
2.
the branch of physics concerned with this
Derived Forms
geomagnetic (ˌdʒiːəʊmæɡˈnɛtɪk) adjective
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geomagnetism in Science
geomagnetism
  (jē'ō-māg'nĭ-tĭz'əm)   
  1. The magnetic properties of the Earth and its atmosphere.

  2. The study of these properties.


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