having the properties of a magnet.
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
Related formsmag·net·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·mag·net·ic, adjectivenon·mag·net·i·cal, adjectivenon·mag·net·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·mag·net·ic, adjectiveo·ver·mag·net·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·mag·net·ic, adjectivesem·i·mag·net·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·mag·net·i·cal·ly, adverbun·mag·net·ic, adjectiveun·mag·net·i·cal, adjective
From the Late Latin
dating back to 1625–35.
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Examples from the Web for nonmagnetic
Historical Examples of nonmagnetic
Magnets didn't help, because the screws were nonmagnetic for what seemed pretty good reasons.
The silicate rocks ran only about twenty-five per cent iron—in the form of nonmagnetic compounds.
The nonmagnetic stony asteroids are an absolute necessity for the Belt Cities.
British Dictionary definitions for nonmagnetic
Derived Formsmagnetically, adverb
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).
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Producing, caused by, or making use of magnetic fields.
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