MAGNET WIREWire coated with an enamel insulation and used in coils, relays, transformers, motor
windings, and so forth .
MAGNETIC AMPLIFIERAn electromagnetic device that uses one or more saturable reactors to obtain
a large power gain. This device is used in servosystems requiring large amounts of power to move
heavy loads  .
MAGNETIC FIELD(1) The region in which the magnetic forces created by a permanent magnet or by a
current-carrying conductor or coil can be detected  . (2) The field that is produced when current
flows through a conductor or antenna  .
MAGNETIC INDUCTIONGenerating a voltage in a circuit by the creation of relative motion between a
magnetic field and the circuit. The relative motion can be the result of physical movement or the rise
and fall of a magnetic field created by a changing current .
MAGNETIC LINES OF FORCEImaginary lines used for convenience to designate the direction in
which magnetic forces are acting as a result of magnetomotive force .
MAGNETIC MICROPHONEA microphone in which the sound waves vibrate a moving armature. The
armature consists of a coil wound on the armature and located between the pole pieces of a permanent
magnet. The armature is mechanically linked to the diaphragm .
MAGNETIC POLESThe section of a magnet where the flux lines are concentrated; also where they
enter and leave the magnet .
MAGNETIC TRIP ELEMENTA circuit breaker trip element that uses the increasing magnetic
attraction of a coil with increased current to open the circuit .
MAGNETISMThe property possessed by certain materials by which these materials can exert
mechanical force on neighboring masses of magnetic materials and can cause currents to be induced in
conducting bodies moving relative to the magnetized bodies .
MAGNETRON OSCILLATORAn electron tube that provides a high power output. Theory of operation
is based on interaction of electrons with the crossed electric and magnetic fields in a resonant cavity
MAINTENANCEWork done to correct, reduce, or counteract wear, failure, and damage to equipment
MAJOR LOBEThe lobe in which the greatest amount of radiation occurs .
MAJORITY CARRIERSThe mobile charge carriers (hole or electron) which are predominate in a
semiconductor material; for example, electrons in an N-type region .
MARCONI ANTENNAA quarter-wave antenna that is operated with one end grounded and is positioned
perpendicular to the earth .
MARKAn interval during which a signal is present. Also the presence of an RF signal in cw keying. The
key-closed condition (presence of data) in communications systems .
MARKINGThe state where a circuit is closed and current flows in teletypewriter operation .
MASKA device used to deposit materials on a substrate in the desired pattern .