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remanent magnetism

noun, Geology
magnetization in minerals induced by a former magnetic field and persisting after the field changes.
Compare paleomagnetism.
Origin of remanent magnetism
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Defines magnetic anomaly, induced and remanent magnetism in rocks, and describes magnetic anomaly maps.
  • Generally strongly magnetic with reversed remanent magnetism.
  • The remanent magnetism and bulk magnetic properties of polycrystalline diamonds have been investigated.

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