mag·​ne·​ti·​za·​tion ˌmag-nə-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce magnetization (audio)
: 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 This image shows the magnetization when the stator and rotor are aligned. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Mar. 2024 In real materials, topology can be used to describe the shape of magnetization. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Dec. 2023 But these new findings suggest that the determining factor was the magnetization induced by the Earth’s field. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Quanta Magazine, 6 Sep. 2023 Second, the global magnetization of the asteroid and any local magnetization at the landing. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 3 Oct. 2018 Next, find a straight piece of metal that contains iron and carbon, which aids in magnetization. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 29 June 2023 In experiments, the researchers had IBM‘s quantum computer model the dynamics of the spins of electrons in a material to predict its properties, such as magnetization. IEEE Spectrum, 22 June 2023 At the same time, other possible sources of the magnetization have been ruled out: Allende and its fellows were not magnetized by a field produced in the sun, or by the dusty disk itself, or by transient plumes around impacts. Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2016 Conventional magnetic storage media, such as the surface of a hard disk, carry information in the form of digital bits — states denoted '0' or '1' that are represented by the magnetization of the atoms, for example with their magnetic north pole pointing up or down. Ron Cowen, Scientific American, 8 Aug. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetization was in 1801

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“Magnetization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


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

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