/ (ˌpærəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm) /
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Derived forms of paramagnetismparamagnetic (ˌpærəmæɡˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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How to use paramagnetism in a sentence
The properties of paramagnetism and diamagnetism are not possessed by solids only, but exist also in liquids and gases.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV|John Lord
Scientific definitions for paramagnetism
[ păr′ə-măg′nĭ-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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