[ rem-uh-nuhns ]
/ ˈrɛm ə nəns /
the magnetic flux that remains in a magnetic circuit after an applied magnetomotive force has been removed.
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Example sentences from the Web for remanence
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
/ (ˈrɛmənəns) /
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
Word Origin for remanence
C17: from Latin remanēre to stay behind, remain
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Scientific definitions for remanence
[ rĕm′ə-nəns ]
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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