from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or characteristic of substances such as iron, nickel, or cobalt and various alloys that exhibit extremely high magnetic permeability, a characteristic saturation point, and magnetic hysteresis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Paramagnetic; behaving like iron in a magnetic field. See diamagnetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective physics of a material, such as iron or nickel, that is easily magnetized

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or demonstrating ferromagnetism


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