Definitions for magnetospheremægˈni təˌsfɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•ne•to•spheremægˈni təˌsfɪər(n.)

  1. the outer region of the earth's ionosphere where the earth's magnetic field controls the motion of charged particles, as in the Van Allen belts.

    Category: Astronomy

  2. such a region of another planet.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of magnetosphere:

1959

mag•ne`to•spher′ic-ˈsfɛr ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnetosphere(noun)

    the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field

Wiktionary

  1. magnetosphere(Noun)

    The comet-shaped region around Earth or another planet in which charged particles are trapped or deflected. Shaped by the solar wind and the planet's magnetic field.

Freebase

  1. Magnetosphere

    A magnetosphere is the area of space near an astronomical object in which charged particles are controlled by that object's magnetic field. Near the surface of the object, the magnetic field lines resemble those of an ideal magnetic dipole. Farther away from the surface, the field lines are significantly distorted by external currents, such as the solar wind. When speaking about the Earth, magnetosphere is typically used to refer to the outer layer of the ionosphere, although some sources consider the ionosphere and magnetosphere to be separate.

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