magnetic-moment

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:
1860–65

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magnetic moment
 
n
magnetic dipole moment short for electromagnetic moment

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magnetic moment  
See magnetic dipole moment.
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