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hysteresis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hysteresis  \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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