line of force
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line of force[′līn əv ¦fȯrs]
An imaginary line in a field of force (such as an electric, magnetic, or gravitational field) whose tangent at any point gives the direction of the field at that point; the lines are spaced so that the number through a unit area perpendicular to the field represents the intensity of the field. Also known as flux line; line of flux.
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