Definitions

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  • n. An instrument for detecting small quantities of iron in any substance by means of a delicate assembly of magnetic needles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for detecting small quantities of iron in any substance by means of a very delicate combination of magnetic needles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for detecting small quantities of iron in any substance by means of a delicate combination of magnetic needles.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek iron + -scope.

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