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geomagnetism

Line breaks: geo|mag¦net|ism
Pronunciation: /dʒiːə(ʊ)ˈmaɡnɪtɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of geomagnetism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of geology concerned with the magnetic properties of the earth.
Example sentences
  • It was while considering the behaviour of the magnetic fields of the Sun and the Earth that be became interested in geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism.
  • It was the beginning of the modern era of geomagnetism and geophysics.
  • One wonders if the same will happen to other lines of research, such as attempts to replicate, extend, and understand the correlations between ESP and geomagnetism.

Derivatives

geomagnetic

1
Pronunciation: /-maɡˈnɛtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It records a mixed polarity pattern that corresponds to the mixed nature of the Early Cambrian geomagnetic field.
  • The determination of geomagnetic polarities in volcanic sequences was carried out in the field using portable fluxgate magnetometers.
  • The inner ear's structure and contents is thought to permit the shark to determine and distinguish sounds and the geomagnetic fields of the earth's magma.

geomagnetically

2
Pronunciation: /-maɡˈnɛtɪk(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Enhanced ionospheric electric fields are present near the mid to high-latitudes during geomagnetically disturbed periods, which can lead to depletions and enhancements of electron density in this region.
  • As the magnetic storm raged through the night, huge geomagnetically induced currents surged through the wires and cables.
  • Besides a direct contribution to corrosion, geomagnetically induced pipe-to-soil voltages are a nuisance when measuring cathodic protection parameters and making control surveys.

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