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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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It had a magnetic attraction which was pulling the ship off its course and drawing it toward the whirling mass of destructive meteorites!
But it's not based on magnetic attraction — it's magnet ostriction.
But it's not based on magnetic attraction — it's magnetostriction.