magnetic moment definition by Webster's New World
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- a measure of the strength of a localized source of magnetic field
- a moment of electrons and nuclear particles caused by the intrinsic spin of a particle and the orbital motion of a particle, as around a nucleus
magnetic moment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The product of the pole strength of a magnet and the distance between the poles.