- a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from an external magnetic field.
Origin of permanent magnet
First recorded in 1820–30
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- a magnet, often of steel, that retains its magnetization after the magnetic field producing it has been removed
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- A piece of ferromagnetic material that retains its magnetism after it has been magnetized.
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