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an object having polarity (oppositely charged ends) and capable of attracting iron.


The property of mutual attraction or repulsion possessed by magnets.


(mag'ne-tizm) [Gr. magnes, magnet, + -ismos, condition]
The property of repulsion and attraction of certain substances that have magnetic properties.
See: magnet


magnetic attraction or repulsion.

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He has also incorporated the new applications of magnetism and magnetic material during the past 15 years, particularly magnetic recording.
But it does not exhibit magnetism, which would be useful for certain technological applications.
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Garzoni's first treatise explains his theory of magnetism and the loadstone, while the second describes ninety empirical findings on magnetism followed by an analysis of each that breaks off after examining only eighteen.
The centre is involved in all aspects of applied magnetism and in particular the testing of equipment and materials, consultancies and courses for industry.
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