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Pronunciation:  `histu'reesis

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[n]  the lagging of an effect behind its cause; especially the phenomenon in which the magnetic induction of a ferromagnetic material lags behind the changing magnetic field

HYSTERESIS is a 10 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: physical phenomenon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hys`te*re"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to be behind, to
lag.] (Physics)
A lagging or retardation of the effect, when the forces
acting upon a body are changed, as if from velocity or
internal friction; a temporary resistance to change from a
condition previously induced, observed in magnetism,
thermoelectricity, etc., on reversal of polarity.

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