diamagnetic

[ dahy-uh-mag-net-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ ə mægˈnɛt ɪk /

adjective Physics.

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.

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Origin of diamagnetic

First recorded in 1840–50; dia- + magnetic

OTHER WORDS FROM diamagnetic

di·a·mag·net·i·cal·ly, adverbdi·a·mag·net·ism [dahy-uh-mag-ni-tiz-uhm], /ˌdaɪ əˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for diamagnetic

diamagnetic
/ (ˌdaɪəmæɡˈnɛtɪk) /

adjective

of, exhibiting, or concerned with diamagnetism

Derived forms of diamagnetic

diamagnetically, adverb
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