magnetization

noun
mag·​ne·​ti·​za·​tion | \ ˌmag-nə-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce magnetization (audio) \

Definition of magnetization

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

Examples of magnetization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Different mineral populations acquire their magnetization at different temperatures. Craig Robert Martin, The Conversation, "Magnetism of Himalayan rocks reveals the mountains’ complex tectonic history," 2 Nov. 2020 Researchers studying magnetization discovered that renormalization wasn’t about infinities at all. Quanta Magazine, "How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics," 17 Sep. 2020 Proximity increases the possibility of magnetization. Rachel Felder, New York Times, "What to Do if Your Watch Is Magnetized," 1 May 2020 Watch magnetization is easy to diagnose at home: Place your watch near a compass. Rachel Felder, New York Times, "What to Do if Your Watch Is Magnetized," 1 May 2020 When hit by lightning, these rocks would undergo a process called isothermal remanent magnetization (IRM), which altered their magnetic properties. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Fascinating History of Magnetism Goes Back Even Longer Than We Thought," 6 Aug. 2019 In Florida, Sebastian and Tan noticed that their measurement probe had an extra slot with a diving-board-style cantilever on it, which could be used to measure quantum oscillations in the magnetization of their crystals. Quanta Magazine, "Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists," 2 July 2015 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

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First Known Use of magnetization

1801, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetization was in 1801

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“Magnetization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetization. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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magnetization

noun
mag·​ne·​ti·​za·​tion
variants: also British magnetisation \ ˌmag-​nət-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce magnetization (audio) \

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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