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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The lagging of an effect behind its cause.

Usage examples (37)
  • The ice sheet's so-called hysteresis, or resistance to change, is now in doubt.
  • If high sensitivity is required the hysteresis is a problem, but in many circuits it is a helpful property.
  • In 1986, Summers wrote an influential paper about 'hysteresis' in unemployment.
  • The moisture content in equilibrium with a given relative humidity is also affected by the so-called 'hysteresis' effect. for more
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