magnetic attraction

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Noun1.magnetic attraction - attraction for ironmagnetic attraction - attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
attraction, attractive force - the force by which one object attracts another
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
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References in classic literature ?
If they continued to sing like their great predecessor of romantic themes, they were drawn as by a kind of magnetic attraction into the Homeric style and manner of treatment, and became mere echoes of the Homeric voice: in a word, Homer had so completely exhausted the epic genre, that after him further efforts were doomed to be merely conventional.
He, however, darted not the less quickly toward Milady, yielding to that magnetic attraction which the loadstone exercises over iron.
But Francine--still influenced by the magnetic attraction which drew her to Emily--did not conceal from herself that she had offered the provocation, and had been therefore the person to blame.
There is a magnetic attraction between your eye and the printed word, and somehow the computer screen has greatly increased the power of that attraction.
This circumstance is likely to incite one of three reactions from readers: befuddlement, terror or magnetic attraction. When you crack the spine of the latest novel from acclaimed Ukrainian authors Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, you'll get a full measure of all three, and just as with the famed five stages of grief, you may experience any or all of them out of order, and more than once.
The resort's ability to be a trend setter within the regional market by attracting guests seeking destinations with enriching qualities and the magnetic attraction of this Egyptian oasis, reflects our commitment to expanding our global footprint."
If you come too close to Jesus he will catch you with his magnetic attraction, and you will never escape.
You won't break any records but these places remind us that even the smallest water can have a magnetic attraction - and you might get more than you bargained for.
From a physical view point the formulas (1) and (2) give an approximate notion, what part of the magnetic field's energy remaining in the work-piece goes on excitation of the eddy currents and the Lorentz forces but without taking into account any influence of the magnetic attraction forces.
Additionally, the lack of iron cores in an LSM's forcer provides smoother motion because there is no risk of cogging due to magnetic attraction. LSMs are also less susceptible to dust or other shop contaminants because the air gap is larger and much less critical.
Encounters between humans and insects are unavoidable and there seems to be a magnetic attraction that drives us closer, much to our disapproval.
These succeed in showing how a force can enable an athlete to perform a high jump or how magnetic attraction is utilised.