[mag-ni-tom-i-ter] /ˌmæg nɪˈtɒm ɪ tər/
an instrument for measuring the intensity of a magnetic field, especially the earth’s magnetic field.
an instrument for detecting the presence of ferrous or magnetic materials, especially one used to detect concealed weapons at airports.
any instrument for measuring the intensity or direction of a magnetic field, esp the earth’s field
An instrument for measuring the magnitude and direction of a magnetic field. Magnetometers are often used in archaeological and geological investigations to determine the intensity and direction of the Earth’s magnetic field at various times in the past by examining the strength and direction of magnetization of ferromagnetic materials in different geological strata. See also magnetic reversal.
/mæɡˌniːtəʊˈməʊtɪv/ adjective 1. causing a magnetic flux
[mag-nee-tuh-moh-tiv, -nee-] /mægˈni təˈmoʊ tɪv, -ˌni-/ noun, Electricity. 1. a scalar quantity that is a measure of the sources of magnetic flux in a magnetic circuit. Abbreviation: mmf. noun 1. the agency producing a magnetic flux, considered analogous to the electromotive force in an electric circuit; equal to the circular integral of the magnetic field […]
- Magneto-optical disk
hardware, storage (MO) A plastic or glass disk coated with a compound (often TbFeCo) with special optical, magnetic and thermal properties. The disk is read by bouncing a low-intensity laser off the disk. Originally the laser was infrared, but frequencies up to blue may be possible giving higher storage density. The polarisation of the reflected […]
- Magneto-optical drive