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A paramagnetic substance.

[Back-formation from paramagnetic.]


(General Physics) physics a paramagnetic substance


(ˌpær əˈmæg nɪt, ˈpær əˌmæg-)

a body or substance that, placed in a magnetic field, possesses magnetization in direct proportion to the field strength.
par`a•mag′net•ism, n.
par`a•mag•net′ic (-ˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.paramagnet - magnet made of a substance whose magnetization is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field applied to it
magnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
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RAWALPINDI -- The Department of Health has not yet been able to supply potassium paramagnet locally called pinky especially for cleaning water from underwater tanks, underground tanks during the monsoon, which has led to the spread of diseases due to use of contaminated water.
At high temperatures (in particular, down to T = 0.4), the behavior of n(k) is that of a weakly correlated paramagnet (no pocket along the S [right arrow] M direction, no warping along the X [right arrow] Y direction).