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- n. the tendency of magnetic dipoles to align with an external magnetic field; materials that exhibit this tendency become temporary magnets
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A property of materials which are not magnetized in the absence of an external magnetic field, but in which the magnetic moments of their constituents align with and enhance an applied magnetic field; the induced magnetic field of the substance is in direct proportion to the strength of the applied magnetic field; -- opposed to
diamagneticand contrasted with ferromagnetic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The phenomena exhibited by paramagnetic substances. See diamagnetism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed
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