[mag-nee-tuh-moh-tiv, -nee-] /mægˈni təˈmoʊ tɪv, -ˌni-/
a scalar quantity that is a measure of the sources of magnetic flux in a magnetic circuit.
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 strength F
- 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
[mag-nee-toh-op-tiks] /mægˌni toʊˈɒp tɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Physics. 1. the branch of physics that deals with magnetooptic phenomena.
[mag-nee-tuh-pawz] /mægˈni təˌpɔz/ noun, Astronomy. 1. the boundary between the earth’s magnetosphere and interplanetary space, about 40,000 miles (65,000 km) above the earth, marked by an abrupt decrease in the earth’s magnetic induction. 2. a similar feature of some other planet. n. 1963, from magneto- in magnetosphere + pause (n.).