co·​er·​civ·​i·​ty | \ ˌkō-ˌər-ˈsi-və-tē How to pronounce coercivity (audio) \

Definition of coercivity

: the property of a material determined by the value of the coercive force when the material has been magnetized to saturation

Examples of coercivity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These manufacturing techniques allow Toyota to lose 20 to 50 percent of the neodymium necessary to make a NdFeB magnet without losing performance or coercivity. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Toyota’s new magnet won’t depend on some key rare-earth minerals," 28 Feb. 2018 Performance of the new magnet (in terms of coercivity) is slightly better at the top of its operating-temperature spread—above about 270 degrees Fahrenheit—which is right where and when peak performance in an electric vehicle would be needed. Bengt Halvorson, Car and Driver, "Toyota’s New Electric Motor Cuts Need for Costly (and Overwhelmingly China-Sourced) Rare-Earth Metal," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of coercivity

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coercivity

coercive + -ity

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“Coercivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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