Origin of magnet
OTHER WORDS FROM magnetcoun·ter·mag·net, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH magnetmagnate, magnet
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In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers|Michael Schulson|July 27, 2016|DAILY BEAST
Couple guided Stella as she crawled and dipped her chest to pick up each magnet.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Private schools have a way of being a magnet for scandals for the creepy, inappropriate adults who run them.Headmasters Behaving Badly|Emily Shire|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“New York kind of pulled me here like a magnet,” said Swift.Jon Stewart: Taylor Swift ‘Smart Choice’ For NYC’s Global Welcome Ambassador|Marlow Stern|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anything in your gut sticks to the surface of charcoal like a magnet and gets carried out through a bowel movement.Could Eating Charcoal Help You Detox?|DailyBurn|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, he was suddenly obsessed with the belief that if he had greatness in him England alone held its magnet.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Four catch pins were fastened on the rim of the disk to engage a catch pin on the armature of the magnet.
The gong and commutator were removed and the magnet placed in the position shown in the sketch.
The doctrine now universally received, that the earth is a natural magnet, was originally an hypothesis of the celebrated Gilbert.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
When the current is applied, the disk will revolve in a direction relative to the position of the poles on the magnet.
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An object that attracts iron and some other materials. Magnets are said to generate a magnetic field around themselves. Every magnet has two poles, called the north and south poles. Magnetic poles exert forces on each other in such a way that like poles repel and unlike poles attract each other. A compass is a small magnet that is affected by the magnetic field of the Earth in such a way that it points to a magnetic pole of the Earth. (See magnetic field and magnetism.)