[ rem-uh-nuh ns ]
/ ˈrɛm ə nəns /

noun Electricity.

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

Origin of remanence

First recorded in 1660–70; reman(ent) + -ence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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Science definitions for remanence


[ rĕmə-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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