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n. pl. hys·ter·e·ses (-sēz)
The lagging of an effect behind its cause, as when the change in magnetism of a body lags behind changes in the magnetic field.

[Greek husterēsis, a shortcoming, from husterein, to come late, from husteros, late; see ud- in Indo-European roots.]

hys′ter·et′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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(General Physics) physics the lag in a variable property of a system with respect to the effect producing it as this effect varies, esp the phenomenon in which the magnetic flux density of a ferromagnetic material lags behind the changing external magnetic field strength
[C19: from Greek husterēsis coming late, from husteros coming after]
hysteretic adj
ˌhysterˈetically adv
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(ˌhɪs təˈri sɪs)

a lag in response exhibited by a body in reacting to changes in forces, esp. magnetic forces, acting upon it.
[1795–1805; < Greek hystérēsis deficiency, state of being behind or late =hysterē-, variant s. of hystereîn to come late, lag behind, v. derivative of hýsteros coming behind + -sis -sis]
hys`ter•et′ic (-ˈrɛt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.hysteresis - the lagging of an effect behind its causehysteresis - the lagging of an effect behind its cause; especially the phenomenon in which the magnetic induction of a ferromagnetic material lags behind the changing magnetic field
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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(2014) U.S Economic Prospects: Secular Stagnation, Hysterisis, and the Zero Lower Bound.
Sriharibabu, "Modeling and simulation of shunt APF with hysterisis and fuzzy logic controller with and without faults", Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, vol.
The width of the loop is 0.2 V, which shows that ZnO layer served as a good buffer layer and there is no apparent threshold hysterisis in the C-V curve.
Furthermore, research is still performed in order to determine their stability over the extended melt/freeze cycles, but reports indicate that most salt hydrates have poor phase stability (hysterisis of the phases) and require additives for reduced supercooling and thickening (Sandnes, 2006), and polymeric encapsulation to prevent metal corrosion (Kenisarin, 2007), making them more costly and more difficult to incorporate into a LHESS design.
Conventional DTC (CDTC) uses hysterisis controllers as both torque and flux controllers, because of which the switching frequency of the inverter is not maintained constant [1], [2].
Cummulative dissipated energy was calculated as the summation of the area enclosed by each hysterisis loop up to the failure loop.
SR401 is said to offer excellent hysterisis, surface finish and die swell, while improving abrasion resistance, physical properties and dampening properties, according to the literature.