- a body or substance that, placed in a magnetic field, possesses magnetization in direct proportion to the field strength; a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are not aligned.
Origin of paramagnet
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Examples from the Web for paramagnetic
Bodies that point axially, or are paramagnetic, like a suspended needle.The Boy's Playbook of Science
John Henry Pepper
He anchored one end of it there by flipping the paramagnetic control on the tape case, and pulled the tape across the room.Breaking Point
James E. Gunn
The first group is paramagnetic and positive; the corresponding one is diamagnetic and negative.
They are all monads and paramagnetic; lithium, potassium and rubidium are positive, while fluorine and manganese are negative.
The corresponding group consists of nitrogen, vanadium and niobium; they are triatomic, paramagnetic, and negative.
Word Origin and History for paramagnetic
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