from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process of making a substance temporarily or permanently magnetic, as by insertion in a magnetic field.
  • n. The extent to which an object is magnetized.
  • n. The property of being magnetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of magnetizing, or the state of being magnetized
  • n. The magnitude of the magnetic strength of a magnetized object.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of magnetizing, or the state of being magnetized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of magnetizing, or the state of being magnetized. Also spelled magnetization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
  • n. the extent or degree to which something is magnetized
  • n. the physical property of being magnetic


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  • In the second case, where the magnetization is opposed, all the electrons are "wrong" in one of the two magnetic layers so that the total resistance is large and bars the flow of electric current.

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  • The experiments are directed towards deciding whether this reversed magnetization is due to reversal of the earth's magnetic field or to a complicated physical or chemical process occurring in the rocks.

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  • An additional welcome side effect is the "magnetization" of the cells after the incorporation of nanoparticles.


  • He developed a quantitative relationship for the strength of a magnetic field in relation to an electric current (known as Ampère's theorem) and studied the process of iron magnetization.

    Ampère, André Marie

  • The claim may disprove the accepted physics limits set for magnetization in a substance.

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  • Changing the magnetization direction reverses the spin polarization of the secondary, or low-energy, electrons emitted from the substance.

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  • He found that changing the magnetization direction in relation to the high-intensity X-ray beam created an excess of one chirality over another.

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  • Entropy refers to the number of energy microstates that are consistent with the macrostate of the system its temperature, pressure, volume, magnetization, etc.

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  • In Munich for her doctorate Trude studied the effects of stress on magnetization (1936).

    Goldhaber, Gertrude Scharff.

  • If the magnetization of the planet is reversing polarity, and If the brains cells think with charge like a computer then the negating of this field would make things too open and too free for a bit and in this magnetic void people might think anything goes.

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