[ koh-er-siv-i-tee ]

  1. the magnetic intensity needed to reduce to zero the magnetic flux density of a fully magnetized magnetic specimen or to demagnetize a magnet.

Origin of coercivity

First recorded in 1895–1900; coercive + -ity
  • Also called coercive force .

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British Dictionary definitions for coercivity


/ (ˌkəʊɜːˈsɪvɪtɪ) /

  1. the magnetic-field strength necessary to demagnetize a ferromagnetic material that is magnetized to saturation. It is measured in amperes per metre: Compare coercive force

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Scientific definitions for coercivity


[ kō′ər-sĭvĭ-tē ]

  1. The magnetic flux density needed to reduce the magnetization of a material (especially a ferromagnetic material) from complete saturation to zero. Coercivity is measured in teslas. Compare remanence.

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