magnetization

noun
mag·ne·ti·za·tion | \ˌmag-nə-tə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of magnetization 

: an instance of magnetizing or the state of being magnetized also : the degree to which a body is magnetized

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Since the 1980s, physicists have discovered a number of states of matter that derive odd properties from topological phenomena, such as the way that magnetization—pictured as a field of arrows—winds around a material. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, "Physicists Harness Twisted Mathematics to Make Powerful Laser," 5 Feb. 2018 Those maps were combined with resistivity measurements and, later, the magnetization data from bore samples. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Plugging in to a volcano: Geothermal power and the science that enables it," 11 Oct. 2017 Heating allows that frozen magnetization to unfreeze. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Plugging in to a volcano: Geothermal power and the science that enables it," 11 Oct. 2017

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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magnetization

noun
mag·ne·ti·za·tion
variants: also British magnetisation \ˌmag-nət-ə-ˈzā-shən \

Medical Definition of magnetization 

: an instance of magnetizing or the state of being magnetized also : the degree to which a body is magnetized

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