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paramagnet

[par-uh-mag-nit, par-uh-mag-]
noun Physics.
  1. a body or substance that, placed in a magnetic field, possesses magnetization in direct proportion to the field strength; a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are not aligned.
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Origin of paramagnet

1905–10; back formation from paramagnetic; see para-1, magnet
Related formspar·a·mag·net·ism, nounpar·a·mag·net·ic [par-uh-mag-net-ik] /ˌpær ə mægˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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