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magnetic

[mag-net-ik] /mægˈnɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a magnet or magnetism.
2.
having the properties of a magnet.
3.
capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet.
4.
pertaining to the magnetic field of the earth:
the magnetic equator.
5.
exerting a strong attractive power or charm:
a magnetic personality.
6.
noting or pertaining to various bearings and measurements as indicated by a magnetic compass:
magnetic amplitude; magnetic course; magnetic meridian.
Sometimes, magnetical.
Origin of magnetic
1625-1635
1625-35; < Late Latin magnēticus. See magnet, -ic
Related forms
magnetically, adverb
nonmagnetic, adjective
nonmagnetical, adjective
nonmagnetically, adverb
overmagnetic, adjective
overmagnetically, adverb
semimagnetic, adjective
semimagnetical, adjective
semimagnetically, adverb
unmagnetic, adjective
unmagnetical, adjective
Synonyms
5. persuasive, charismatic, captivating.
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Historical Examples
  • The silicate rocks ran only about twenty-five per cent iron—in the form of nonmagnetic compounds.

    Anchorite Randall Garrett
  • Magnets didn't help, because the screws were nonmagnetic for what seemed pretty good reasons.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • The nonmagnetic stony asteroids are an absolute necessity for the Belt Cities.

    Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for nonmagnetic

magnetic

/mæɡˈnɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of, producing, or operated by means of magnetism
2.
of or concerned with a magnet
3.
of or concerned with the magnetism of the earth: the magnetic equator
4.
capable of being magnetized
5.
exerting a powerful attraction: a magnetic personality
Derived Forms
magnetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonmagnetic

magnetic

adj.

1610s, literal; 1630s, figurative, from Modern Latin magneticus, from Latin magnes (see magnet).

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nonmagnetic in Science
magnetic
  (māg-nět'ĭk)   
Producing, caused by, or making use of magnetic fields.
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