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noun, Physics.
a wave produced by the acceleration of an electric charge and propagated by the periodic variation of intensities of, usually, perpendicular electric and magnetic fields.
a wave of energy propagated in an electromagnetic field See also electromagnetic radiation
electromagnetic wave
A wave of energy consisting of electric and magnetic fields, oscillating at right angles to each other. See more at electromagnetic radiation.


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