[ fer-oh-mag-net-ik ]

  1. noting or pertaining to a substance, as iron, that below a certain temperature, the Curie point, can possess magnetization in the absence of an external magnetic field; noting or pertaining to a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are aligned.

Origin of ferromagnetic

First recorded in 1840–50; ferro- + magnetic

Other words from ferromagnetic

  • fer·ro·mag·ne·tism [fer-oh-mag-ni-tiz-uhm], /ˌfɛr oʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm/, noun

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