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Definition of mag

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Definition of mag (Entry 2 of 2)

1 magnesium
2 magnetism
3 magneto
4 magnitude

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Examples of mag in a Sentence

Noun flip through this month's fashion mags to find out what's in style
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun What about high-capacity magazines (again, an undefined term that could mean any mag that holds more than 10, 15 or 50 rounds)? Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "White House Report Card: Another Trump trashing week for Biden," 21 Feb. 2021 The mag decided that Marvin Gaye’s socially resonant What’s Going On was No. 1, dethroning Sgt. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: How do these Reds compare to the last three playoff teams?," 30 Sep. 2020 Keep your mags clean and hidden with these IWB carriers. Outdoor Life, "4 Things You Need to Concealed Carry a Handgun (Comfortably) in Hot Weather," 5 June 2020 The business mag estimates that the champagne company is now worth in excess of $310 million. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "A Brief Look at Jay-Z's Current Side Hustles," 10 July 2019 Molle webbing on the holster lets the user attach extra items, such as a mag pouch. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Survival Gear You Want When Things Go Wrong in the Backcountry," 20 Feb. 2020 Revenue continued to shrink at Maxim magazine, which Biglari has transformed from a lads’ mag to a luxury lifestyle publication. Patrick Danner,, "Steak n Shake drags down San Antonio’s Biglari Holdings," 24 Feb. 2020 Endorsed by postfem mag Bust, this site presents a mind-boggling 65,000 movies. The Editors, Marie Claire, "The Hottest Porn for Women on the Internet," 13 Aug. 2019 All of this has much to do with the mag’s editor, Randy Kennedy, a former arts reporter for the New York Times who knows how to balance smart and readable — and who also knows how to do things like write a western and put away piles of tacos. Los Angeles Times, "Essential Arts: How Ernie Barnes’ painting of a jubilant nightclub became a museum draw," 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of mag


1742, in the meaning defined above

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26 Feb 2021

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“Mag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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