Definition of magnetoresistance in English:

magnetoresistance

Syllabification: mag·ne·to·re·sist·ance
Pronunciation: /magˌnētəriˈzistəns
 
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noun

Physics
  • The dependence of the electrical resistance of a body on an external magnetic field.
    More example sentences
    • This type of magnetoresistance is called ballistic because the electrons' paths are so short that the particles don't collide with atoms as they zip through the nanocontact.
    • Read heads based on giant magnetoresistance further increase the storage capacity of hard disc drives.
    • A magnetoresistance effect type head for reproducing includes a lower shielding film and a magnetoresistance effect sensor film between the lower shielding film and the lower magnetic core.

Derivatives

magnetoresistive

Pronunciation: /magˌnētəriˈzistiv/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Thus all the elegant science and engineering of the disk drive - the aerodynamic heads, the magnetoresistive sensors, the ruthenium film - has its ultimate fulfillment in replaying soap operas and old Star Trek episodes.
  • Accordingly, the whole region passed by the object in the alignment direction of the magnetoresistive elements is a magnetic sensitive region.
  • The sensor preferably is either an anisotopic magnetoresistive element or a spin valve element less than 0.6 m wide.

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