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magnet

a thing or person that attracts: The race track is a magnet for compulsive gamblers.; a thing that has the property of attracting certain substances, such as iron or stainless steel: She puts notes on the refrigerator with a magnet.; a lodestone
Not to be confused with:
magnate – a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise: a hotel magnate; a person of distinction: a literary magnate
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mag·net

 (măg′nĭt)
n.
1. An object that is surrounded by a magnetic field and that has the property, either natural or induced, of attracting iron or steel.
2. An electromagnet.
3. A person, a place, an object, or a situation that exerts attraction: a village that is a magnet for tourists.

[Middle English magnes, magnet, ultimately (probably partially via Old French magnete) from Latin magnēs, magnēt-, from Greek Magnēs (lithos), Magnesian (stone), magnet, after Magnēsiā, a region of Thessaly, or Magnēsiā, a city in ancient Lydia.]
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magnet

(ˈmæɡnɪt)
n
1. (General Physics) a body that can attract certain substances, such as iron or steel, as a result of a magnetic field; a piece of ferromagnetic substance. See also electromagnet
2. a person or thing that exerts a great attraction
[C15: via Latin from Greek magnēs, shortened from ho Magnēs lithos the Magnesian stone. See magnesia]
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mag•net

(ˈmæg nɪt)

n.
1. a body, as a piece of iron or steel, that possesses the property of attracting certain substances, as iron.
3. a thing or person that attracts.
[1400–50; < Old French < Latin magnēt-, s. of magnēs < Greek for (hē) Mágnēs (líthos) (the stone) of Magnesia]
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mag·net

(măg′nĭt)
1. A rock, piece of metal, or other solid that has the property of attracting iron or steel. A lodestone is a natural magnet, but most magnets today are made by inducing magnetism in a material such as steel or a metal alloy. Magnets have two magnetic poles, called north and south.
2. An electromagnet.
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magnet

A substance able to attract iron and which produces a magnetic field.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic fieldmagnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
bar magnet - a magnet in the form of a bar with magnetic poles at each end
core - a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
electromagnet - a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
field magnet - a magnet that provides a magnetic field in a dynamo or electric motor
magnetic needle - a slender magnet suspended in a magnetic compass on a mounting with little friction; used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic pole
paramagnet - magnet made of a substance whose magnetization is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field applied to it
permanent magnet, static magnet - a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from a magnetic field
magnetic pole, pole - one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
solenoid - a coil of wire around an iron core; becomes a magnet when current passes through the coil
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
2.magnet - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attractsmagnet - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; "flowers are an attractor for bees"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
attention - a general interest that leads people to want to know more; "She was the center of attention"
tourist attraction - a characteristic that attracts tourists
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Translations
مَغْنَطِيسٌمِغْنَطيس
magnet
magnet
magneetti
magnet
mágnes
segullsegull, segulstál
磁石
자석
įmagnetintimagnetasmagnetinismagnetinis laukasmagnetiškai
magnēts
magnet
magnet
magnet
แม่เหล็ก
nam châm

magnet

[ˈmægnɪt] N (lit, fig) → imán m
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magnet

[ˈmægnɪt] n
(lit)aimant m
(fig) (= attraction) to be a magnet for sb → attirer qn
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magnet

n (lit, fig)Magnet m
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magnet

[ˈmægnɪt] ncalamita, magnete m
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magnet

(ˈmӕgnit) noun
a piece of iron, or of certain other materials, that attracts or repels other pieces of iron etc.
magˈnetic (-ˈne-) adjective
1. of, or having the powers of, or operating by means of, a magnet or magnetism. magnetic force.
2. strongly attractive. a magnetic personality.
magˈnetically adverb
ˈmagnetism noun
1. power of attraction. his personal magnetism.
2. (the science of) magnets and their power of attraction. the magnetism of the earth.
ˈmagnetize, ˈmagnetise verb
1. to make magnetic. You can magnetize a piece of iron.
2. to attract or influence strongly. She's the kind of person who can magnetize others.
magnetic field
the area in which the pull of a magnet, or thing acting like a magnet, is felt. the earth's magnetic field.
magnetic north
the direction, either east or west of the true north, in which a magnetized needle points.
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magnet

مَغْنَطِيسٌ magnet magnet Magnet μαγνήτης imán magneetti aimant magnet calamita 磁石 자석 magneet magnet magnes ímã, íman магнит magnet แม่เหล็ก mıknatıs nam châm 磁铁
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mag·net

n. imán.
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