field line

field line
noun
an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point
Syn: ↑line of force
Hypernyms: ↑line

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noun
: any one of a system of nonintersecting lines so drawn in mapping a vector field that the direction of the tangent to it at any point is that of the vector at that point

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Physics.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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