Definition of degaussing in English:

degaussing

noun

  • 1Electronics
    The removal of unwanted magnetism from a television or monitor in order to correct color disturbance.

    • ‘receivers now have a coil around the front rim of the picture tube for automatic degaussing’
  • 2The destruction of the data on a data storage device by removing its magnetism.

    • ‘their on-site data destruction services include hard drive degaussing, wiping, and destruction’
  • 3 historical The neutralization of the magnetic field of a ship by encircling it with a conductor carrying electric currents.

    • ‘degaussing is used to reduce the magnetic signatures of ships to counter magnetic mines’

Pronunciation

degaussing

/dēˈɡousiNG/ /diˈɡaʊsɪŋ/