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remanence

[ rem-uh-nuhns ]

noun

, Electricity.
  1. the magnetic flux that remains in a magnetic circuit after an applied magnetomotive force has been removed.


remanence

/ ˈrɛmənəns /

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 field Also calledretentivity


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.
  2. Also called retentivity
  3. Compare coercivity


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Word History and Origins

Origin of remanence1

First recorded in 1660–70; reman(ent) + -ence
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Word History and Origins

Origin of remanence1

C17: from Latin remanēre to stay behind, remain
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Example Sentences

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

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