electromagnetism etymology

English word electromagnetism comes from English magnetism, English electro-

Detailed word origin of electromagnetism

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
magnetism English (eng) (physics) The property of being magnetic.. (physics) The science which treats of magnetic phenomena.. Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections.
electro- English (eng) (music) electronic and/or incorporating elements of electro(-funk). Electricity or electrical.
electromagnetism English (eng) A unified fundamental force that combines the aspects of electricity and magnetism and is one of the four fundamental forces. (technically it can be unified with weak nuclear to form electroweak) Its gauge boson is the photon.. Electricity and magnetism, collectively, as a field of study.

Words with the same origin as electromagnetism

Descendants of magnetism
Descendants of electro-
NEMS electroaxonography electrobiology electrocardiogram electrochemical electroconvection electroconvulsive electrocute electrodialyze electroencephalogram electroformed electrolysis electromagnet electronegative electroneutrality electronystagmography electrorheology electroshock electrothermy electrotransferred electrotransformation electrowinning electrowon gravitoelectromagnetism