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[ mag-net-ik ]


  1. of or relating to a magnet or magnetism.
  2. having the properties of a magnet.
  3. capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet.
  4. pertaining to the magnetic field of the earth:

    the magnetic equator.

  5. exerting a strong attractive power or charm:

    a magnetic personality.

    Synonyms: captivating, charismatic, persuasive

  6. noting or pertaining to various bearings and measurements as indicated by a magnetic compass:

    magnetic amplitude;

    magnetic course;

    magnetic meridian.


/ mæɡˈnɛtɪk /


  1. of, producing, or operated by means of magnetism
  2. of or concerned with a magnet
  3. of or concerned with the magnetism of the earth

    the magnetic equator

  4. capable of being magnetized
  5. exerting a powerful attraction

    a magnetic personality


/ măg-nĕtĭk /

  1. Producing, caused by, or making use of magnetic fields.

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Derived Forms

  • magˈnetically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • mag·neti·cal·ly adverb
  • nonmag·netic adjective
  • nonmag·neti·cal adjective
  • nonmag·neti·cal·ly adverb
  • over·mag·netic adjective
  • over·mag·neti·cal·ly adverb
  • semi·mag·netic adjective
  • semi·mag·neti·cal adjective
  • semi·mag·neti·cal·ly adverb
  • unmag·netic adjective
  • unmag·neti·cal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of magnetic1

From the Late Latin word magnēticus, dating back to 1625–35. See magnet, -ic

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Example Sentences

By contrast, Planes and his longtime collaborator Lluís Mañosa are focusing on multicalorics, which respond to multiple stimuli, such as both force and a magnetic field.

NASA is investigating whether it’s possible to build a device that would generate a magnetic field to repel radiation, as Earth’s magnetic field does.

The effect is exactly what would be expected if the particles were being scattered by faint magnetic fields — measuring only about a millionth of a trillionth as strong as a fridge magnet’s.

Lenz supposed that at low temperatures, magnetic order should win.

The blips could be explained by weird new particles called solar axions, or unexpected magnetic properties for certain known particles, neutrinos, the researchers propose.

In the future, the ship could be fitted with futuristic lasers and electro-magnetic rail-guns too.

Both are the result of magnetic activity on the sun, but a solar flare has more energy than a CME.

That shows the magnetic field at work protecting us from these highly energetic particles.

Their surfaces are a froth of magnetic storms, proportionally more violent than the worst weather on the Sun.

While every neutron star has an intense magnetic field, the ones known as magnetars are exceptional.

He went off whistling, and Isabel raised her hand and looked at it meditatively; his own had been unexpectedly warm and magnetic.

She came with an easy smile into the little group, and immediately her magnetic presence seemed to rivet all attention.

Thus, the magnetic telegraph was expected for quite three hundred years before its first tap of the keys announced its presence.

Each movement of the ball within its cage, where magnetic fields crossed and recrossed, would bring instant response.

His countenance gave out the fire of an inward passion; his eyes—deep, strange, strong, magnetic—mastered and compelled her.


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