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magnetocaloric effect

[mag-nee-toh-kuh-lawr-ik, -lor-] /mægˌni toʊ kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-/
noun, Physics.
1.
an increase or decrease of the temperature of a thermally isolated magnetic substance accompanying an increase or decrease in the intensity of a magnetic field.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; magneto- + caloric
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