Saturation

An overwhelming concentration.

Electronics

The condition existing in any circuit in which an increase in the input signal produces no further change in the output.

or

The operating point of a vacuum tube or transistor at which a further increase in grid or base current no longer produces an increase in plate or collector current.

or

In a magnetic core, the condition in which a magnetic material has reached a maximum flux density and the permeability has decreased to a value of (approximately) 1.


See also: Magnetic Field.

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Subjects: Electronics Physics