ferromagnetic

adjective
fer·​ro·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌfer-ō-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce ferromagnetic (audio) \

Definition of ferromagnetic

: of or relating to substances with an abnormally high magnetic permeability, a definite saturation point, and appreciable residual magnetism and hysteresis

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Other Words from ferromagnetic

ferromagnet \ ˈfer-​ə-​ˌmag-​nət How to pronounce ferromagnetic (audio) \ noun
ferromagnetism \ ˌfer-​ō-​ˈmag-​nə-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce ferromagnetic (audio) \ noun

Examples of ferromagnetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the mission, a servicer craft will release a target craft with a ferromagnetic docking plate and capture it using magnets. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Europe plans space claw to capture orbiting junk," 1 Dec. 2020 In the mid-1960s, two physicists heralding from opposite sides of the globe independently derived a proof that explained why electrons should align and create a ferromagnetic state. Marcus Woo, WIRED, "A Child’s Puzzle Helped Uncover How Magnets Really Work," 27 Jan. 2019 Perhaps most surprising, the substance appears to be ferromagnetic, behaving like a permanent magnet at temperatures up to 125°C—a first for carbon. W. Wayt Gibbs, Science | AAAS, "The next graphene? Shiny and magnetic, a new form of pure carbon dazzles with potential," 12 Nov. 2019 The researchers first used a tiny glass needle, its tip measuring only 10 microns across, to inject a single droplet of ferromagnetic fluid between the embryo’s cells. Quanta Magazine, "‘Traffic Jams’ of Cells Help to Sculpt Embryos," 27 Sep. 2018 In the mid-1960s, two physicists heralding from opposite sides of the globe independently derived a proof that explained why electrons should align and create a ferromagnetic state. Quanta Magazine, "A Child’s Puzzle Has Helped Unlock the Secrets of Magnetism," 24 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of ferromagnetic

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ferromagnetic was in 1896

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“Ferromagnetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferromagnetic. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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