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Related to antiferromagnetism: ferrimagnetism
(General Physics) physics the phenomenon exhibited by substances that resemble paramagnetic substances in the value of their relative permeability but that behave like ferromagnetic substances when their temperature is varied. See also ferrimagnetism
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|Noun||1.||antiferromagnetism - magnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins; varies with temperature|
magnetic attraction, magnetic force, magnetism - attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
ferrimagnetism - a phenomenon in ferrites where there can be incomplete cancellation of antiferromagnetic arranged spins giving a net magnetic moment