diamagnetism


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di·a·mag·net·ic

 (dī′ə-măg-nĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to a substance that generates a magnetic field in the direction opposite to an externally applied magnetic field and is therefore repelled by it.

di′a·mag′ne·tism (-nĭ-tĭz′əm) n.

diamagnetism

(ˌdaɪəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm)
n
(General Physics) the phenomenon exhibited by substances that have a relative permeability less than unity and a negative susceptibility. It is caused by the orbital motion of electrons in the atoms of the material and is unaffected by temperature. Compare ferromagnetism, paramagnetism

diamagnetism

a property of certain materials of being repelled by both poles of a magnet, thus taking a position at right angles to the magnet’s lines of influence.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diamagnetism - phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic forcediamagnetism - phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force; unlike iron they are slightly repelled by a magnet
magnetic attraction, magnetic force, magnetism - attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
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