Definition of Electromagnetism

1. Noun. Magnetism produced by an electric current. "Electromagnetism was discovered when it was observed that a copper wire carrying an electric current can magnetize pieces of iron or steel near it"

Generic synonyms: Magnetic Attraction, Magnetic Force, Magnetism
Derivative terms: Electromagnetic



2. Noun. The branch of physics concerned with electromagnetic phenomena.
Exact synonyms: Electromagnetics
Generic synonyms: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Derivative terms: Electromagnetic

Definition of Electromagnetism

1. n. The magnetism developed by a current of electricity; the science which treats of the development of magnetism by means of voltaic electricity, and of the properties or actions of the currents evolved.

Definition of Electromagnetism

1. Noun. A unified fundamental force that combines the aspects of electricity and magnetism and is one of the four fundamental forces. (technically it can be unified with weak nuclear to form electroweak) Its gauge boson is the photon. ¹

2. Noun. Electricity and magnetism, collectively, as a field of study. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Electromagnetism

1. The magnetism developed by a current of electricity; the science which treats of the development of magnetism by means of voltaic electricity, and of the properties or actions of the currents evolved. (12 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electromagnetism

electromagnetic force
electromagnetic induction
electromagnetic interaction
electromagnetic intrusion
electromagnetic lens
electromagnetic pulse
electromagnetic radiation
electromagnetic spectra
electromagnetic spectrum
electromagnetic unit
electromagnetic units
electromagnetic wave
electromagnetic waves
electromagnetically
electromagnetics
electromagnetism (current term)
electromagnetohydrodynamics
electromagnets
electromagnon
electromagnons
electromassage
electromechanical
electromechanical device
electromechanical dissociation
electromechanically
electromechanics
electromediated
electromeric
electrometallurgical
electrometallurgy

Literary usage of Electromagnetism

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1. The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by James Hopwood Jeans (1908)
"The first great branch of the science of electromagnetism is known as ... These two branches of electromagnetism deal solely with states of rest, ..."

2. Elements of the Theory of the Newtonian Potential Function by Benjamin Osgood Peirce (1902)
"electromagnetism. 77. electromagnetism. Straight Currents. If a steady electric current be sent through a long straight wire, the space in the neighborhood ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"DYNAMICAL THEORY OF electromagnetism. 568.] WE have shewn, in Art. 552, that, when an electric current exists in a conducting circuit, it has a capacity for ..."

4. Lessons in Practical Electricity, Principles, Experiments, and Arithmetical by Coates Walton Swoope, Harry Noyes Stillman (1913)
"electromagnetism.— are attracted to all sides of the ... When the circuit is broken the filings drop off of the electromagnetism, as distin- Fig. 128. ..."

5. Practical Wireless Telegraphy: A Complete Text Book for Students of Radio by Elmer Eustice Bucher (1917)
"electromagnetism. 26. MAGNETIC FIELD ABOUT Two PARALLEL CONDUCTORS. 27. ... electromagnetism. An explanation of some of the more important phenomena ..."

6. Practical Wireless Telegraphy: A Complete Text Book for Students of Radio by Elmer Eustice Bucher (1917)
"electromagnetism. 26. MAGNETIC FIELD ABOUT Two PARALLEL CONDUCTORS. 27. ... electromagnetism. An explanation of some of the more important phenomena ..."

7. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1824)
"ARTICLE I. On the Use of Gold Leaf as a Test of electromagnetism. By the Rev. ... Though not so delicate a test of electromagnetism as the ..."

8. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)
"CHAPTER II electromagnetism 23. Magnetic Field Surrounding a Conductor.—It had long been suspected that some relation existed between electricity and ..."

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