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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