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 Several clips claimed that the magnetization was proof that the vaccines were, in fact, microchipping people. Erin Corbett,, 10 June 2021 An external magnetic field would normally tend to align all the atomic bar magnets in the same direction, but in the case of a skyrmion, the magnetization of the atoms is arrayed in a twisted vortex. Ron Cowen, Scientific American, 8 Aug. 2013 Different mineral populations acquire their magnetization at different temperatures. Craig Robert Martin, The Conversation, 2 Nov. 2020 Researchers studying magnetization discovered that renormalization wasn’t about infinities at all. Quanta Magazine, 17 Sep. 2020 Proximity increases the possibility of magnetization. Rachel Felder, New York Times, 1 May 2020 Watch magnetization is easy to diagnose at home: Place your watch near a compass. Rachel Felder, New York Times, 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, 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, 2 July 2015 See More

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First Known Use of magnetization

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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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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