magnetic lines of force


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magnetic lines of force

Etymology: Gk, magnesia, lodestone; L, linea, line, fortis, strong
theoretical lines of magnetism that surround a magnet or fill a magnetic field. The presence of the magnetic force along the imaginary lines can be demonstrated by inserting a sensitive material such as iron filings into the lines of magnetic effect.

magnetic lines of force

The lines indicating the direction of the magnetic force in the space surrounding a magnet or constituting a magnetic field.
See also: line