paramagnet

[ par-uh-mag-nit, par-uh-mag- ]
/ ˌpær əˈmæg nɪt, ˈpær əˌmæg- /
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noun Physics.

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.

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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Word Origin and History for paramagnetic

paramagnetic


adj.

1850, from para- (1) + magnetic.

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