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antiferromagnetic

[an-tee-fer-oh-mag-net-ik, an-tahy-]
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adjective Physics.
  1. noting or pertaining to a substance in which, at sufficiently low temperatures, the magnetic moments of adjacent atoms point in opposite directions.

Origin of antiferromagnetic

First recorded in 1935–40; anti- + ferromagnetic
Related formsan·ti·fer·ro·mag·ne·tism [an-tee-fer-oh-mag-ni-tiz-uh m, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌfɛr oʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm, ˌæn taɪ-/, noun
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