Definition of magnetic field in English:

magnetic field

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noun

  • A region around a magnetic material or a moving electric charge within which the force of magnetism acts.
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    • Electrons produce a small magnetic field as they spin and orbit the nucleus of an atom.
    • Sunspots are whirling masses of electrically charged gas formed by magnetic fields deep within the Sun.
    • Similarly, if you move a magnet near a wire, the magnetic field will cause electrons in the wire to move.

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