verticity

noun
ver·​tic·​i·​ty | \ ˌvərˈtisətē \
plural -es

Definition of verticity

: a tendency (as shown by a magnetized needle) to turn toward a magnetic pole the old window stanchions had become magnetic, proving, as he thinks, that iron acquires verticity— Walter Pater

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History and Etymology for verticity

New Latin verticitat-, verticitas, from Latin vertic-, vertex highest point, peak + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Verticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verticity. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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