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magnetic moment

noun, Electricity
1.
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
1860-1865
1860-65
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magnetic moment

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magnetic moment  
See magnetic dipole moment.
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