HyperDic: magnetism

English > 2 senses of the word magnetism:
NOUNphenomenonmagnetism, magnetic attraction, magnetic forceattraction for iron
cognitionmagnetism, magneticsthe branch of science that studies magnetism
magnetism > pronunciation
Soundsmae'gnahtih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > magnetism: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningattraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force.
Synonymsmagnetic attraction, magnetic force
AttributesattractiveHaving the properties of a magnet
Narrowerantiferromagnetismmagnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins
diamagnetismphenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force
electromagnetismmagnetism produced by an electric current
ferromagnetismphenomenon exhibited by materials like iron (nickel or cobalt) that become magnetized in a magnetic field and retain their magnetism when the field is removed
paramagnetismmaterials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed
Broaderattraction, attractive forceThe force by which one object attracts another
Spanishatracción magnética, magnetismo
Catalanmagnetisme
Adjectivesmagneticof or relating to or caused by magnetism
English > magnetism: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe branch of science that studies magnetism.
Synonymmagnetics
Broadergeophysics, geophysical sciencegeology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
Spanishmagnetismo
Catalanmagnetisme

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