Definition of pyromagnetic in English:

pyromagnetic

adjective

  • 1Electrical Engineering. Designating a type of dynamo (invented by Thomas Edison) which utilized the fact that the magnetizability of iron decreases with increasing temperature. Now historical.

  • 2Physics. Of, relating to or exhibiting pyromagnetism.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From pyro- + magnetic.

Pronunciation

pyromagnetic

/ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)maɡˈnɛtɪk/