Definition of Degaussing

1. Noun. The process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field.

Generic synonyms: Demagnetisation, Demagnetization
Derivative terms: Degauss

Definition of Degaussing

1. Verb. (present participle of degauss) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Degaussing

1. degauss [v] - See also: degauss

Lexicographical Neighbors of Degaussing

degarnishment
degas
degases
degasification
degasifications
degauss
degaussed
degausser
degaussers
degausses
degaussing (current term)
degazette
degazetting
degeiko
degemination
degeminations
degen
degender
degendered
degendering
degenders
degeneracies
degeneracy
degenerate
degenerate code

Literary usage of Degaussing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Guide to Understanding Data Remanence in Automated Information Systems by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"4.10 degaussing Although degaussing is the best method for purging most ... For example, the media may be removed before the degaussing cycle is complete. ..."

2. Industrial Security Manual for Safeguarding Classified Informationby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"The contractor shall establish procedures to ensure strict compliance with the manufacturer's instructions for operating the degaussing equipment and the ..."

3. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1995) by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Develop, test and evaluate a closed Funding: Nunn Amendment statis magnetic signature through on-board magnetic field measurements and a loop degaussing ..."

4. Computers (1993)
"Return damaged or defective disks with sensitive information only after degaussing or after using a similar procedure. i Dispose of disks with sensitive ..."

5. Security Awareness in the 1980s: Featured Articles From Security Awareness (1992)
"degaussing eliminates all traces of data by passing the disk or tape through a powerful magnetic field. In addition to degaussing, ..."

6. An Introduction to Computer Security: The Nist Handbook by Barbara Guttman (1995)
"degaussing is a method to magnetically erase data from magnetic media. Two types of degausser exist: strong permanent magnets and electric degaussers. ..."

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