Curie point
noun Date: 1911 1. the temperature at which there is a transition between the ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases 2. a temperature at which the anomalies that characterize a ferroelectric substance disappear — called also Curie temperature

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  • Curie point — Physics. the temperature beyond that at which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism. Also called Curie temperature. [1920 25; named after Pierre CURIE] * * * ▪ physics also called  Curie Temperature,         temperature at which… …   Universalium

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  • curie point — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS The temperature at which a body loses (by heating) or preserves (by cooling) its permanent magnetization. As rocks cool, the electromagnetic field aligns magnetic minerals in the magma, and their orientation is… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • Curie point — Cu′rie point n. phs the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism. Also called Cu′rie tem perature • Etymology: 1920–25; after Pierre Curie …   From formal English to slang

  • curie point — /ˈkjuri pɔɪnt/ (say kyoohree poynt) noun the temperature at which a ferromagnetic substance becomes merely paramagnetic. {named in honour of Pierre Curie} …   Australian English dictionary

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