[ fer-ahy-mag-net-ik, fer-ee- ]
/ ˌfɛr aɪ mægˈnɛt ɪk, ˌfɛr i- /

adjective Physics.

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.

Origin of ferrimagnetic

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