hysteresis definition

  • noun:
    • The lagging of an impact behind its cause, as if the improvement in magnetism of a body lags behind alterations in the magnetized area.
    • home of something such that an output value just isn't a strict function of the corresponding input, but additionally includes some lag, delay, or history reliance, plus in particular whenever response for a decrease in the feedback variable varies through the response for a rise. As an example, a thermostat with a nominal setpoint of 75° might switch the controlled heat supply on once the heat drops below 74°, and off when it rises above 76°.
    • A lagging or retardation for the impact, when the forces acting upon a body are changed, like from velocity or inner rubbing; a short-term opposition to improve from an ailment previously induced, seen in magnetism, thermoelectricity, etc., on reversal of polarity.
    • A lagging of 1 of two related phenomena behind others.
    • the lagging of a result behind its cause; especially the occurrence when the magnetic induction of a ferromagnetic product lags behind the altering magnetized field

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