permanent magnet


noun

a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from an external magnetic field.

Origin of permanent magnet

First recorded in 1820–30

Related forms

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

permanent magnetism, noun
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Science 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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