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diamagnetic

[ dahy-uh-mag-net-ik ]

adjective

, Physics.
  1. of or relating to a class of substances, as bismuth and copper, whose permeability is less than that of a vacuum: in a magnetic field, their induced magnetism is in a direction opposite to that of iron.


diamagnetic

/ ˌdaɪəmæɡˈnɛtɪk /

adjective

  1. of, exhibiting, or concerned with diamagnetism


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Derived Forms

  • ˌdiamagˈnetically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • dia·mag·neti·cal·ly adverb
  • di·a·mag·net·ism [dahy-, uh, -, mag, -ni-tiz-, uh, m], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of diamagnetic1

First recorded in 1840–50; dia- + magnetic
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Example Sentences

The first group is paramagnetic and positive; the corresponding one is diamagnetic and negative.

By a similar arrangement the feeble attractions and repulsions of the diamagnetic force have been made manifest.

He had already magnetized a ray of polarised light, but was still lecturing on the magnetic and diamagnetic properties of matter.

All the tissues of the human body, the blood—though it contains iron—included, were proved to be diamagnetic.

He also proved that the amount of the rotation is proportional to the length of the diamagnetic through which the ray passes.

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