Definition of hysteresis in English:

hysteresis

noun

Physics
  • [mass noun] The phenomenon in which the value of a physical property lags behind changes in the effect causing it, as for instance when magnetic induction lags behind the magnetizing force.

    • ‘A noncontact, no-wear design eliminates hysteresis and friction for reliability and repeatability.’
    • ‘A large degree of hysteresis upon indenter retraction was observed.’
    • ‘This tendency to ‘remember their magnetic history’ is called hysteresis.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the thermal hysteresis is additive to the colligative effect.’
    • ‘A hysteresis in the force curves measured on approach and separation is observed.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek husterēsis shortcoming, deficiency, from husterein be behind, from husteros late.

Pronunciation

hysteresis

/ˌhɪstəˈriːsɪs/