# What does line of force mean?

## Here's a list of possible definitions for the term line of force:

### Princeton's WordNet

1. line of force, 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

### Wiktionary

1. line of force(Noun)

an imaginary line in a field of force, whose tangent at any point gives the direction of the field at that point and whose number through unit area perpendicular to the field represents its intensity

### Freebase

1. Line of force

A line of force in Faraday's extended sense is synonymous with Maxwell's line of induction. According to J.J. Thomson, Faraday usually discusses lines of force as chains of polarized particles in a dielectric, yet sometimes Faraday discusses them as having an existence all their own as in stretching across a vacuum. In addition to lines of force, J.J. Thomsonâ€”similar to Maxwellâ€”also calls them tubes of electrostatic inductance, or simply Faraday tubes. From the 20th century perspective, lines of force are energy linkages embedded in a 19th century unified field theory that led to more mathematically and experimentally sophisticated concepts and theories, including Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, and Einstein's relativity.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of line of force in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of line of force in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9