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

  • adjective Relating to or being a substance in which an induced magnetic field is parallel and proportional to the intensity of the magnetizing field but is much weaker than in ferromagnetic materials.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Assuming, when freely suspended between the poles of a horseshoe magnet, a position in a line from one pole to the other: magnetic in contradistinction to diamagnetic. See diamagnetism.
  • Of higher permeability than air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physics) Having or exhibiting paramagnetism; -- opposed to diamagnetic and contrasted with ferromagnetic.

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

  • adjective physics exhibiting paramagnetism

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

  • adjective of or relating to a paramagnet


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  • The former he called paramagnetic and the latter diamagnetic bodies.

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  • "I think they may have very light bodies," Tom said, "and be highly paramagnetic."

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  • It is malleable, ductile, and slightly paramagnetic.


  • The first physics with this characteristic was advanced by Pierre Curie as a way to understand phase transitions between ferromagnetic and paramagnetic properties of metals with temperature variation.

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  • She used innovative technologies — mass spectrometer, nuclear magnetic resonance, and electronic paramagnetic resonance — to elucidate organic reactions.

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  • Starting around 1994, we have also been exploring microscopic magnetic traps for the manipulation of cold paramagnetic atoms.

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  • If the oligopolistic competition has power-law falloff and there is increased local competition among agents, then the model has a rich phase diagram with an antiferromagnetic checkerboard state, striped states and maze-like states with varying widths, and finally a paramagnetic state.

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  • Other cool-sounding words: stereoselective, nitroxide, paramagnetic.

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  • The liquid and solid forms are a pale blue color and are strongly paramagnetic.


  • Likewise, if a sample of a ferromagnetic material is heated up, at a temperature above its Curie point, it converts into paramagnetic state where the strong order in its spin structure disintegrates and entropy increases, in agreement with the heat influx.

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