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electromagnetic interaction
1. A long-range force involving the electric and magnetic properties of elementary particles.
2. The interaction caused by elementary particles that results from the coupling of charge to the electromagnetic field.
3. The interaction due to electric charge; this includes magnetic effects that have to do with moving electric charges.
4. An interaction between charged elementary particles which is intermediate in strength between the strong and weak interactions.
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