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an object having polarity (oppositely charged ends) and capable of attracting iron.
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The property of mutual attraction or repulsion possessed by magnets.
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(mag'ne-tizm) [Gr. magnes, magnet, + -ismos, condition]
The property of repulsion and attraction of certain substances that have magnetic properties.
See: magnet
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Many students in a high school or university introductory physics class find the subject of geomagnetism fascinating.
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Prof John Shaw, director of the geomagnetism laboratory at Liverpool University, is leading the project.
Einstein described geomagnetism as one of the chief unsolved puzzles of physics.
These included studies in meteorology and geomagnetism and a joint experiment with the American communications satellite Echo II.
? Braemar is the birthplace of Johann von Lamont, an astronomer and pioneer in geomagnetism, who calculated the mass of Uranus.