line of force


line of force
an imaginary line representing the strength and direction of a magnetic, gravitational, or electric field at any point.
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  • Line of force — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • line of force — n. a line in a field of electrical or magnetic force that indicates the direction taken by the force at any point …   English World dictionary

  • line of force — noun an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point • Syn: ↑field line • Hypernyms: ↑line • Hyponyms: ↑electrical line of force, ↑magnetic line of force * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Line of force — A line of force in Faraday s extended sense is synonymous with Maxwell s line of induction. [ 1907 Encyclopedia Britannica, [http://books.google.com/books?id=PAgEAAAAYAAJ pg=PA64 dq=%22Line+of+force%22 as brr=3 page 64] ] According to J.J.… …   Wikipedia

  • line of force — Physics. an imaginary line or curve in a field of force, as an electric field, such that the direction of the line at any point is that of the force in the field at that point. Also called field line. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • line of force — noun an imaginary line in a field of force especially a magnetic or electric field of force, whose direction at any point is that of the force in the field at that point …   Australian English dictionary

  • line of force — Date: 1837 a line in a field of force (as a magnetic or electric field) whose tangent at any point gives the direction of the field at that point …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • line of force — noun an imaginary line in a field of force, whose tangent at any point gives the direction of the field at that point and whose number through unit area perpendicular to the field represents its intensity …   Wiktionary

  • magnetic line of force — (Physics), n. A line of force in a magnetic field. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • electrical line of force — noun a line of force in an electrical field • Hypernyms: ↑line of force, ↑field line …   Useful english dictionary