Definition of retentivity in English:


Syllabification: re·ten·tiv·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌrēˌtenˈtivətē, ri-

noun (plural retentivities)

  • The ability of a substance to retain or resist magnetization, frequently measured as the strength of the magnetic field that remains in a sample after removal of an inducing field.
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    • Note that residual magnetism and retentivity are the same when the material has been magnetized to the saturation point.
    • Another serious problem concerning erase heads used in conjunction with record/write heads is that of magnetic retentivity.

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