thermoremanent

adjective

ther·​mo·​rem·​a·​nent ˌthər-mō-ˈre-mə-nənt How to pronounce thermoremanent (audio)
: being or relating to magnetic remanence (as in a rock cooled from a molten state or in a baked clay object containing magnetic minerals) that indicates the strength and direction of the earth's magnetic field at a former time
thermoremanence noun

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermoremanent was in 1951

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“Thermoremanent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoremanent. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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