degauss vs demagnetise what difference

what is difference between degauss and demagnetise

English

Etymology

From de- +‎ gauss. A neologism coined by then-Commander Charles F. Goodeve, RCNVR, during World War II.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /diːˈɡaʊs/
  • Rhymes: -aʊs
  • Hyphenation: de‧gauss

Verb

degauss (third-person singular simple present degausses, present participle degaussing, simple past and past participle degaussed)

  1. (transitive) To reduce or eliminate the magnetic field from (the hull of a ship, or a computer monitor, etc.).
    Synonym: demagnetise

Synonyms

  • (to reduce or eliminate the magnetic field from a ship): deperm

Translations

Noun

degauss (plural degausses)

  1. The act by which something is degaussed.

Synonyms

  • (act of degaussing a ship): deperm

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • susegad


English

Alternative forms

  • demagnetize (US)

Etymology

From de- +‎ magnetise

Verb

demagnetise (third-person singular simple present demagnetises, present participle demagnetising, simple past and past participle demagnetised)

  1. (British spelling) To make something non-magnetic by removing its magnetic properties.
    Synonym: degauss
  2. To erase the contents of a magnetic storage device.

Derived terms

  • demagnetisation

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