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A transition temperature marking a change in the magnetic or ferroelectric properties of a substance, especially the change from ferromagnetism to paramagnetism. Also called Curie temperature.
[After Pierre Curie.]
(General Physics) the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic
[C20: named after Pierre Curie]
the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism. Also called Cu′rie tem`perature.
[1920–25; after Pierre Curie]