from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A solid dielectric that exhibits persistent dielectric polarization.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a solid dielectric having a quasi-permanent charge; usually a metallized film; used in electroacoustic and electromechanical transducers and in air filters
electr(icity) + (magn)et.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of electricity and magnet. (Wiktionary)