Meaning of galvanomagnetic effect

gal•va•no•mag•net'ic effect'

Pronunciation: (gal"vu-nō-mag-net'ik, gal-van'ō-), [key]
— Elect., Elect.,Physics.
  1. any of several phenomena that occur when an electric current is passed through a conductor or semiconductor situated in a magnetic field, as the Hall effect.
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