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permanent magnet

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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permanent magnetism, noun Unabridged
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permanent magnet

a magnet, often of steel, that retains its magnetization after the magnetic field producing it has been removed
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permanent magnetism, noun
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permanent magnet
A piece of ferromagnetic material that retains its magnetism after it has been magnetized.
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