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(General Physics) a phenomenon exhibited by certain substances, such as ferrites, in which the magnetic moments of neighbouring ions are antiparallel and unequal in magnitude. The substances behave like ferromagnetic materials. See also antiferromagnetism
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|Noun||1.||ferrimagnetism - a phenomenon in ferrites where there can be incomplete cancellation of antiferromagnetic arranged spins giving a net magnetic moment|
antiferromagnetism - magnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins; varies with temperature
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