Definition of ponderomotive in English:

ponderomotive

adjective

Physics
  • Designating or relating to a force exerted on a mass by an electric or magnetic field.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Silvanus Thompson (1851–1916), physicist and electrical engineer. From classical Latin ponder-, pondus pondus + -o- + motive, after electromotive.

Pronunciation

ponderomotive

/ˌpɒndərə(ʊ)ˈməʊtɪv/