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Related to paramagnetism: ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, diamagnetism


Relating to or being a substance in which an induced magnetic field is parallel and proportional to the intensity of the magnetizing field but is much weaker than in ferromagnetic materials.

par′a·mag·net′i·cal·ly adv.
par′a·mag′net·ism (-măg′nĭ-tĭz′əm) n.


(General Physics) physics the phenomenon exhibited by substances that have a relative permeability slightly greater than unity and a positive susceptibility. The effect is due to the alignment of unpaired spins of electrons in atoms of the material. Compare diamagnetism, ferromagnetism
paramagnetic adj
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Noun1.paramagnetism - materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed
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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