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[fer-ahy-mag-net-ik, fer-ee-]
adjective Physics.
  1. noting or pertaining to a substance, as a ferrite, in which the magnetic moments of some neighboring atoms point in opposite directions, with a net magnetization still resulting because of differences in magnitudes of the opposite moments.
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Origin of ferrimagnetic

1950–55; ferri- + magnetic; compare French ferrimagnétisme
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