antiferromagnetic

[an-tee-fer-oh-mag-net-ik, an-tahy-]

adjective Physics.

noting or pertaining to a substance in which, at sufficiently low temperatures, the magnetic moments of adjacent atoms point in opposite directions.

Nearby words

  1. antifebrin,
  2. antifederal party,
  3. antifederalist,
  4. antifeedant,
  5. antiferromagnet,
  6. antiferromagnetism,
  7. antifertility,
  8. antifibrinolysin,
  9. antifibrinolytic,
  10. antifoaming


Origin of antiferromagnetic

First recorded in 1935–40; anti- + ferromagnetic

Related formsan·ti·fer·ro·mag·ne·tism [an-tee-fer-oh-mag-ni-tiz-uh m, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌfɛr oʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm, ˌæn taɪ-/, noun

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