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A paramagnetic substance.

[Back-formation from paramagnetic.]
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(General Physics) physics a paramagnetic substance
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(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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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).