the loss of energy by conversion to heat in a system exhibiting hysteresis.
- Hysteresis loop
noun 1. a closed curve showing the variation of the magnetic flux density of a ferromagnetic material with the external magnetic field producing it, when this field is changed through a complete cycle
[his-tuh-ree-sis] /ˌhɪs təˈri sɪs/ noun, Physics. 1. the lag in response exhibited by a body in reacting to changes in the forces, especially magnetic forces, affecting it. Compare . 2. the phenomenon exhibited by a system, often a ferromagnetic or imperfectly elastic material, in which the reaction of the system to changes is dependent upon […]
hystereurysis hys·ter·eu·ry·sis (hĭs’tər-yur’ĭ-sĭs) n. Dilation of the lower segment and cervical canal of the uterus.
[hi-ster-ee-uh, -steer-] /hɪˈstɛr i ə, -ˈstɪər-/ noun 1. an uncontrollable outburst of emotion or fear, often characterized by irrationality, laughter, weeping, etc. 2. Psychoanalysis. a psychoneurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks, disturbances of sensory and motor functions, and various abnormal effects due to autosuggestion. 3. Psychiatry. . /hɪˈstɪərɪə/ noun 1. a mental disorder characterized […]