Automotive Glossary

Automotive Glossary

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Ministry of Transport. Colloquial for the annual inspection test for vehicles.
Entry link: M.O.T


Mass Air Flow Meter.
Entry link: MAF


Any material with the naturally occurring phenomenon that has the ability to attract iron.
Entry link: Magnet

Magnetic field

Magnetic fields surround magnetic materials and electric currents and are detected by the force they exert on other magnetic materials and moving electric charges. The magnetic field at any given point is specified by both a direction and a magnitude (or strength).
Entry link: Magnetic field

Magnetic Flux

The force contained in a magnetic field.
Entry link: Magnetic Flux

Magnetic Pole

The ends of a magnet where the lines of force originate. The north and south poles.
Entry link: Magnetic Pole

Magnetic Pulse Generator

A sensor that uses an iron core and electrical winding to induce an electrical current when passed by a toothed wheel or rotor. Also known as an inductive generator.
Entry link: Magnetic Pulse Generator

Magnetic Stand

A holding device for measuring equipment such as a dial test indicator.
Entry link: Magnetic Stand


A natural force found in iron and some other materials.
Entry link: Magnetism


The height of a wave. The maximum voltage in an AC wave pattern.
Entry link: Magnitude

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