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Origin of hysteresis
- Greek husterēsis a shortcoming from husterein to come late from husteros late ud- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Coined by Sir James Alfred Ewing from Ancient Greek ὑστέρησις (husterēsis, “shortcoming”), from ὑστερέω (hustereō, “I am late, fall short”), from ὕστερος (husteros, “later”).