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:
1850–55

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magnetic induction
 
n
another name for magnetic flux density

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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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Example sentences
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.
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