magnet

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noun mag·net \ˈmag-nət\

Definition of magnet

  1. 1a :  lodestoneb :  a body having the property of attracting iron and producing a magnetic field external to itself; specifically :  a mass of iron, steel, or alloy that has this property artificially imparted

  2. 2 :  something that attracts a box-office magnet

Examples of magnet in a Sentence

  1. the giant theme park is a magnet for tourists to the area

Origin and Etymology of magnet

Middle English magnete, from Anglo-French, from Latin magnet-, magnes, from Greek magnēs (lithos), literally, stone of Magnesia, ancient city in Asia Minor


First Known Use: 15th century


magnet-

combining form mag·net
variants: or

magneto-

Definition of magnet-

  1. 1 :  magnetic force magnetometer

  2. 2 :  magnetism :  magnetic magnetoelectric magneton

  3. 3 :  magnetoelectric magnetoresistance

  4. 4 :  magnetosphere magnetopause

Origin and Etymology of magnet-

Latin magnet-, magnes



MAGNET Defined for English Language Learners

magnet

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noun mag·net \ˈmag-nət\

Definition of magnet for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of material (such as iron or steel) that is able to attract certain metals

  • : something or someone that attracts people or things


MAGNET Defined for Kids

magnet

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noun mag·net \ˈmag-nət\

Definition of magnet for Students

  1. :  a piece of material (as of iron, steel, or alloy) that is able to attract iron


Medical Dictionary

magnet

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noun mag·net \ˈmag-nət\

Medical Definition of magnet

  1. :  a body having the property of attracting iron and producing a magnetic field external to itself; specifically :  a mass of iron, steel, or alloy that has this property artificially imparted



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