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Attributive, in the genitive, and with of. Designating the law that the magnetic flux density near a long straight conductor is inversely proportional to the distance from the conductor and directly proportional to the current in the conductor. Also (attributive): of or relating to this law.
Late 19th century. From the names of Jean-Baptiste Biot and Félix Savart, French scientists, who discovered the law.
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