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- n. a weak form of magnetism that is only observed in the presence of an external magnetic field; due to an induced magnetic field in an opposite direction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which treats of diamagnetic phenomena, and of the properties of diamagnetic bodies.
- n. The magnetic action which characterizes diamagnetic substances, the magnetic moments of which tend to oppose an externally applied magnetic field. Contrasted with
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The phenomena exhibited by a class of substances which, when under the influence of magnetism and freely suspended, take a position with the longer axis at right angles to the magnetic lines of force.
- n. That branch of magnetism which treats of diamagnetic phenomena and diamagnetic bodies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force; unlike iron they are slightly repelled by a magnet
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