magnetic fluid


magnetic fluid
noun
1. : a hypothetical fluid formerly assumed to account for magnetic phenomena
2. : a mixture of finely divided iron with oil or other suitable liquid that is characterized by its marked increase in viscosity when subjected to a strong magnetic field — compare magnetic fluid clutch

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magnetic fluid noun
A hypothetical fluid formerly assumed to explain the phenomena of magnetism
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Main Entry:magnet

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  • magnetic fluid clutch — noun : a fluid clutch in which the coupling fluid consists of finely divided ferromagnetic material suspended in oil or other liquid and is rendered practically solid when subjected to a strong magnetic field between the driving and the driven… …   Useful english dictionary

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