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paramagnetism

/ (ˌpærəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm) /
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noun
physics the phenomenon exhibited by substances that have a relative permeability slightly greater than unity and a positive susceptibility. The effect is due to the alignment of unpaired spins of electrons in atoms of the materialCompare diamagnetism, ferromagnetism
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Derived forms of paramagnetism

paramagnetic (ˌpærəmæɡˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for paramagnetism

paramagnetism
[ păr′ə-măgnĭ-tĭz′əm ]

The property of being weakly attracted to either pole of a magnet. Paramagnetic materials, such as aluminum and platinum, become slightly magnetized when exposed to a magnetic field, but they lose their magnetism when the field is removed. When these materials are magnetized by a nearby magnet, the orientation of their north and sole poles results in their being attracted to the closest pole of the magnet. Compare diamagnetism ferromagnetism.
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