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noun
a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from an external magnetic field.
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Origin of permanent magnet

First recorded in 1820–30

OTHER WORDS FROM permanent magnet

permanent magnetism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for permanent magnet

permanent magnet

noun
a magnet, often of steel, that retains its magnetization after the magnetic field producing it has been removed

Derived forms of permanent magnet

permanent magnetism, noun
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Scientific definitions for permanent magnet

permanent magnet
[ pûrmə-nənt ]

A piece of ferromagnetic material that retains its magnetism after it has been magnetized.
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