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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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British Dictionary definitions for antiferromagnetism

antiferromagnetism

noun
  1. physics the phenomenon exhibited by substances that resemble paramagnetic substances in the value of their relative permeability but that behave like ferromagnetic substances when their temperature is variedSee also ferrimagnetism
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