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remanence

[rem-uh-nuh ns]
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noun Electricity.
  1. the magnetic flux that remains in a magnetic circuit after an applied magnetomotive force has been removed.
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Origin of remanence

First recorded in 1660–70; reman(ent) + -ence
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Historical Examples

  • Even Rokyzana, in 1436, was with great difficulty forced to express his disbelief in the remanence of the substance of the bread.

    A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II

    Henry Charles Lea


British Dictionary definitions for remanence

remanence

noun
  1. physics the ability of a material to retain magnetization, equal to the magnetic flux density of the material after the removal of the magnetizing fieldAlso called: retentivity
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin remanēre to stay behind, remain
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Word Origin and History for remanence

n.

1660s, "that which remains," from remanent + -ence. Meaning "continuance, permanence" is from 1810.

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remanence in Science

remanence

[rĕmə-nəns]
  1. The magnetic flux density remaining in a material, especially a ferromagnetic material, after removal of the magnetizing field. Good permanent magnets have a high degree of remanence. Remanence is measured in teslas. Also called retentivity Compare coercivity.
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