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  1. magnetization, magnetisation(noun)

    the extent or degree to which something is magnetized

  2. magnetization, magnetisation, magnetic induction(noun)

    the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)

  3. magnetization, magnetisation(noun)

    the physical property of being magnetic

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  1. magnetization(Noun)

    The act of magnetizing, or the state of being magnetized

  2. magnetization(Noun)

    The magnitude of the magnetic strength of a magnetized object.

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  1. Magnetization(noun)

    the act of magnetizing, or the state of being magnetized

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  1. Magnetization

    In classical electromagnetism, magnetization or magnetic polarization is the vector field that expresses the density of permanent or induced magnetic dipole moments in a magnetic material. The origin of the magnetic moments responsible for magnetization can be either microscopic electric currents resulting from the motion of electrons in atoms, or the spin of the electrons or the nuclei. Net magnetization results from the response of a material to an external magnetic field, together with any unbalanced magnetic dipole moments that may be inherent in the material itself; for example, in ferromagnets. Magnetization is not always homogeneous within a body, but rather varies between different points. Magnetization also describes how a material responds to an applied magnetic field as well as the way the material changes the magnetic field, and can be used to calculate the forces that result from those interactions. It can be compared to electric polarization, which is the measure of the corresponding response of a material to an electric field in electrostatics. Physicists and engineers define magnetization as the quantity of magnetic moment per unit volume. It is represented by a vector M.


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