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Meaning of Barkhausen effect

Bark'hau•sen effect"

Pronunciation: (bärk'hou"zun, bär'kou"-), [key]
— Physics. Physics.
  1. the phenomenon of short, sudden changes in the magnetism of a ferromagnetic substance occurring when the intensity of the magnetizing field is continuously altered.
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