degauss de*gauss" (d[-e]*gous"), n. 1. To make a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by applying an opposing magnetic field. [WordNet 1.5]

2. To remove irregular magnetization in (the electron gun of a cathode-ray tube); -- used to improve picture quality, especially in computer monitors. [PJC]

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  • degauss — de magnetize, originally especially of ships as a defense against magnetic mines, 1940, from German scientist Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777 1855), a pioneer in the study of magnetics …   Etymology dictionary

  • degauss — ► VERB Physics ▪ remove unwanted magnetism from. ORIGIN named after the German physicist Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777 1855) …   English terms dictionary

  • degauss — [dē gous′] vt. [ DE + GAUSS] to demagnetize (as a ship for protection against magnetic mines) by passing an electric current through a coil or coils along or around the edge in order to neutralize the surrounding magnetic field degausser n …   English World dictionary

  • degauss — transitive verb Etymology: de + gauss, after Karl F. Gauss Date: circa 1940 to remove or neutralize the magnetic field of < degauss a ship > < degauss a magnetic tape > • degausser noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Degauss — …   Википедия

  • degauss — /dee gows /, v.t. to demagnetize (a ship s hull, electrical equipment, etc.) by means of electric coils. Cf. deperm. [1935 40; DE + GAUSS] * * * …   Universalium

  • degauss — verb To reduce or eliminate a magnetic field, especially from the hull of a ship, or from a computer monitor …   Wiktionary

  • dégauss — ● n. m. ►AFFICH Action consistant à démagnétiser un écran, c est à dire à retirer les électrons qui peuvent y rester coincés, provoquant de drôles de couleurs à l affichage. La plupart des écrans cathodiques sont désormais pourvus de cette… …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • degauss — de·gauss || ‚diː gaÊŠs v. neutralize a magnetic field, demagnetize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • degauss — [di: gaʊs] verb Physics remove unwanted magnetism from. Derivatives degausser noun Origin mid 20th. cent.: from de + the name of the 19th cent. German physicist Karl Friedrich Gauss …   English new terms dictionary

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