Definition of magnetohydrodynamics in English:

magnetohydrodynamics

Line breaks: mag¦neto|hydro|dynam¦ics
Pronunciation: /magˌniːtəʊˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)dʌɪˈnamɪks
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
  • The branch of physics that studies the behaviour 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

adjective
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  • 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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