antimagnetic

adjective
an·​ti·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌan-tē-mag-ˈne-tik, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antimagnetic (audio) \

Definition of antimagnetic

of a watch
: having a balance unit composed of alloys that will not remain magnetized

Examples of antimagnetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brands typically make watches antimagnetic in two ways: using materials like silicon, which don’t conduct a magnetic charge, or enclosing the movement in a soft-metal case. Rachel Felder, New York Times, "What to Do if Your Watch Is Magnetized," 1 May 2020 In 2013, the brand introduced an antimagnetic version of its Seamaster Aqua Terra, which did not cage its movement but still promised to resist magnetization up to 15,000 gauss. Rachel Felder, New York Times, "What to Do if Your Watch Is Magnetized," 1 May 2020

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First Known Use of antimagnetic

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Antimagnetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antimagnetic. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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