from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The force exerted between magnetic poles, producing magnetization.
- n. A force that exists between two electrically charged moving particles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The force caused by a magnetic field, a force which affects objects having a magnetic field and objects in which a magnetic field can be induced, such as ferromagnetic substances; a magnetic force manifests itself as an attraction for iron. It is associated with electric currents and moving charged paticles as well as permanent magnets.
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- n. attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
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