[ mag-ni-tuh-zey-shuhn ]


  1. the process of magnetizing or the state of being magnetized.
  2. Electricity. the magnetic moment per unit volume induced by any external magnetic field: measured in amperes per meter. : M

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Other Words From

  • remag·net·i·zation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of magnetization1

First recorded in 1885–90; magnetize + -ation

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Example Sentences

Some researchers attributed the missing magnetization to the presence of large native iron grains that were poor magnetic recorders.

I recently assembled a team to use new scientific techniques to reexamine the evidence for lunar magnetization.

In the new study, Tarduno and colleagues examined the magnetization of a handful of Apollo rock samples.

The magnetization of the bit of glass happened due to the meteorite impact that also formed the glass itself, Tarduno and colleagues suggest.

That idea — that a meteorite impact can produce strong magnetization in rocks — is one that’s been discussed in many scientific studies in the past, Tarduno says.

He discovered the now celebrated change of dimensions produced by the magnetization of soft iron by the current.

The general character of curves of magnetization and of induction will be discussed later.

It can be shown that uniform magnetization is possible only when the form of the body is ellipsoidal.

A study of such curves as these reveals the fact that there are three distinct stages in the process of magnetization.

Magnetization produces increase of length in weak fields, decrease in strong fields.