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magnetic induction

noun, Electricity
1.
Also called magnetic flux density. a vector quantity used as a measure of a magnetic field. Symbol: B.
2.
magnetization induced by proximity to a magnetic field.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples from the web for magnetic induction
  • The devices could also receive power through magnetic induction and send out mild shocks that stimulate the muscle into action.
  • magnetic induction has been used in other products for clean power transfers.
  • Today electricity can be transmitted via magnetic induction in such things as security swipe cards.
  • The processes that produce these body currents are called electric and magnetic induction.
  • It's a small back packable mine detector that works off the principal of electro-magnetic induction.
  • Work includes, but is not limited to, the removal of existing lighting and installation of magnetic induction lighting.
  • Generators use an effect of magnetism called magnetic induction to produce electric current.
  • Other emerging seaming methods use ultrasonic, electrical conduction and magnetic induction energy sources.
  • Train detection by magnetic induction wheel sensors in lieu of track circuits was used in a number of the countries visited.
British Dictionary definitions for magnetic induction

magnetic induction

noun
1.
another name for magnetic flux density
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magnetic induction in Science
magnetic induction  
  1. The process by which a substance, such as iron, becomes magnetized by a magnetic field.

  2. See magnetic flux density.


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