Definition of magnetostriction in US English:

magnetostriction

noun

  • Dependence of the state of strain of a body (and hence its dimensions) on its state of magnetization.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine. From magneto- + classical Latin strictiōn-, strictiō.

Pronunciation

magnetostriction

/maɡˌniːtə(ʊ)ˈstrɪkʃn/