Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(General Physics) the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic
[C20: named after Pierre Curie]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance exhibits paramagnetism. Also called Cu′rie tem`perature.
[1920–25; after Pierre Curie]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Curie point - the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic|
temperature - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.