, inductive coupling
is the transfer
of energy from one circuit
to another by virtue of the mutual inductance between the circuits.
Note 1: Inductive coupling may be deliberate and desired (as in an antenna coupler) or may be undesired (as in power line inductive coupling into telephone lines).
Note 2: Capacitive coupling favors transfer of higher frequency components, whereas inductive coupling favors transfer of lower frequency components.
Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188