dia·​mag·​net·​ic ˌdī-ə-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce diamagnetic (audio)
: having a magnetic permeability less than that of a vacuum : slightly repelled by a magnet
diamagnetism noun

Examples of diamagnetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, levitation could just mean that the material is diamagnetic—a common property found in many materials including copper—says Clarke. Will Henshall, Time, 3 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diamagnetic was in 1846

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“Diamagnetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diamagnetic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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