Definition of magnetohydrodynamics in English:

magnetohydrodynamics

Syllabification: mag·ne·to·hy·dro·dy·nam·ics
Pronunciation: /maɡˌnēdōˌhīdrəˌdīˈnamiks
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of physics that studies the behavior of an electrically conducting fluid such as a plasma or molten metal acted on by a magnetic field.
More example sentences
  • In addition, the sun's atmosphere poses extremely interesting problems in magnetohydrodynamics and fundamental plasma physics that have important implications for a wide range of astrophysical and geophysical problems.
  • My favorite in this category is magnetohydrodynamics, which is the study of plasmas and their interplay with electromagnetic fields.
  • Stewartson studied rotating fluid flows, shear layers, magnetohydrodynamics, the triple-deck theory, and flow at both high and low Reynolds numbers.

Derivatives

magnetohydrodynamic

Pronunciation: /-ˌhīdrōˌdīˈnamik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • No doubt because those magnetohydrodynamic currents are complex and unpredictable, the Earth's magnetic poles shift and even flip as time goes by.
  • To understand magnetohydrodynamic waves, let us first consider purely magnetic waves.
  • A number of experimental methods of spacecraft propulsion are based on magnetohydrodynamic principles.

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