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Definition of "coercivity" [coercivity]

  • The intensity of the magnetic field needed to reduce the magnetization of a ferromagnetic material to zero after it has reached saturation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coercivity" in a sentence
  • "Just like the goldfish growing to fill the space not really! that second CCC is like a gas that is expanding to fill the space...the poor little cupcake molecules are losing their coercivity and dissolving into a sheet of entropy!"
  • "Quantitatively if you so wish i.e., what is the coercivity of the magnetic field required to change the state of an individual bit on the disc."
  • "Due to the crystalline anisotropy, the ultra-fine barium-ferrite particles have high coercivity for superior performance high density recording."