[ par-uh-mag-net-ik ]
/ ˌpær ə mægˈnɛt ɪk /
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Physics. having the properties of a paramagnet, a body or substance that, placed in a magnetic field, exhibits induced magnetization in direct proportion to the field strength: Deoxygenated blood cells are paramagnetic, while oxygenated blood cells are diamagnetic.Compare antiferromagnetic, diamagnetic, ferrimagnetic, ferromagnetic.
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How to use paramagnetic in a sentence
The first group is paramagnetic and positive; the corresponding one is diamagnetic and negative.
They are all monads and paramagnetic; lithium, potassium and rubidium are positive, while fluorine and manganese are negative.
The corresponding group consists of nitrogen, vanadium and niobium; they are triatomic, paramagnetic, and negative.
Bodies that point axially, or are paramagnetic, like a suspended needle.
Nitrogen is neither paramagnetic nor diamagnetic, and is equivalent to a vacuum.