- 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 nonmagnetic
Magnets didn't help, because the screws were nonmagnetic for what seemed pretty good reasons.The Trouble with Telstar
The silicate rocks ran only about twenty-five per cent iron—in the form of nonmagnetic compounds.Anchorite
The nonmagnetic stony asteroids are an absolute necessity for the Belt Cities.Thin Edge
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- 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
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Word Origin and History for nonmagnetic
1610s, literal; 1630s, figurative, from Modern Latin magneticus, from Latin magnes (see magnet).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Producing, caused by, or making use of magnetic fields.
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