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1. The force exerted between magnets.
2. The force exerted between a magnet and a moving, electrically charged particle.
3. The force exerted between moving, electrically charged particles.
1. The force that exists between two magnets, caused by the interaction of their magnetic fields. This force causes the magnets to attract or repel one another.
2. The force that exists between two moving, electrically charged particles, causing them to attract or repel one another.
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|Noun||1.||magnetic force - attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force|
electromagnetism - magnetism produced by an electric current; "electromagnetism was discovered when it was observed that a copper wire carrying an electric current can magnetize pieces of iron or steel near it"
antiferromagnetism - magnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins; varies with temperature
diamagnetism - 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
ferromagnetism - phenomenon exhibited by materials like iron (nickel or cobalt) that become magnetized in a magnetic field and retain their magnetism when the field is removed
paramagnetism - materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed