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permanent magnet

noun
1.
a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from an external magnetic field.
Origin of permanent magnet
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
Related forms
permanent magnetism, noun
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permanent magnet

noun
1.
a magnet, often of steel, that retains its magnetization after the magnetic field producing it has been removed
Derived Forms
permanent magnetism, noun
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permanent magnet
  (pûr'mə-nənt)   
A piece of ferromagnetic material that retains its magnetism after it has been magnetized.
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