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magnetic moment

noun, Electricity
a vector quantity associated with a given electric current, magnet, or the like, having the property that its vector product with the magnetic induction equals the torque acting on the given object.
Also called dipole moment.
Origin of magnetic moment
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for magnetic moment
  • As a result, the sum total of all the domains gives the piece a zero magnetic moment.
  • The point is that iron does not have any magnetic moment in these compounds.
  • The g factor of the electron is defined as the ratio of its magnetic moment to its spin angular momentum.
  • Electrons have intrinsic spin which gives rise to a magnetic moment.
  • Simultaneously, the magnetic ordering and structure can be investigated exploring the fact the neutrons carry a magnetic moment.
  • Because the neutron has a magnetic moment it is able to probe the magnetic moments found in many solids.
  • As long as the rock doesn't heat up again, these minerals will retain the same magnetic moment from the time they are cooled.
  • As mentioned above, the neutron can also interact with the magnetic moment of an atom.
British Dictionary definitions for magnetic moment

magnetic moment

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magnetic moment in Science
magnetic moment  
See magnetic dipole moment.
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