- of or relating to a magnet or magnetism.
- having the properties of a magnet.
- capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet.
- pertaining to the magnetic field of the earth: the magnetic equator.
- exerting a strong attractive power or charm: a magnetic personality.
- noting or pertaining to various bearings and measurements as indicated by a magnetic compass: magnetic amplitude; magnetic course; magnetic meridian.
Origin of magnetic
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Examples from the Web for magnetic
Both are the result of magnetic activity on the sun, but a solar flare has more energy than a CME.The Sun Is Pummeling Earth. Now What? Solar Storms for Dummies
September 12, 2014
That shows the magnetic field at work protecting us from these highly energetic particles.About That ‘World-Ending’ Solar Storm...
July 28, 2014
Their surfaces are a froth of magnetic storms, proportionally more violent than the worst weather on the Sun.The Exoplanet That Wasn’t There
Matthew R. Francis
July 6, 2014
They are macho, magnetic, sex symbols—powerful and confident.Chet Haze and Hollywood’s Silver Spoon MCs
December 9, 2013
Just like plastic cards, the wood-based cards bend, and can be embedded with magnetic stripes or barcodes.Wood Cards Are a Green Alternative to the Classic Plastic Gift Card
November 29, 2013
He could follow his target as though a magnetic power attracted his rifle.Way of the Lawless
Then there came a stir at the door, the magnetic thrill that foreruns a Somebody.The Bacillus of Beauty
The contact of her brave lips drove a magnetic flow of confidence into the man.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The magnetic influence cannot be seen--is this a reason that it does not operate?Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
But she expected the effect of her performance to be magnetic.Cleo The Magnificent
- of, producing, or operated by means of magnetism
- of or concerned with a magnet
- of or concerned with the magnetism of the earththe magnetic equator
- capable of being magnetized
- exerting a powerful attractiona magnetic personality
Word Origin and History for magnetic
1610s, literal; 1630s, figurative, from Modern Latin magneticus, from Latin magnes (see magnet).
- Producing, caused by, or making use of magnetic fields.