Definition of magnetism
1a : a class of physical phenomena that include the attraction for iron observed in lodestone and a magnet, are inseparably associated with moving electricity, are exhibited by both magnets and electric currents, and are characterized by fields of forceb : a science that deals with magnetic phenomena
2 : an ability to attract or charm
Examples of magnetism in a Sentence
Much of his success as a politician can be attributed to his personal magnetism.
she managed to win the election by sheer magnetism
Recent Examples of magnetism from the Web
The life of a cowboy is one of social magnetism and social restraint.
For instance, the magnetic field lines on Earth emerge near the north and south poles and wrap around the globe in a type of bubble of magnetism, known as the magnetosphere, which spins along with our planet.
In Don Siegel’s 1971 adaptation of the novel, the cleansing duties were handled by the slave Hallie (Mae Mercer), the one woman at the Farnsworth Seminary entirely immune to the surly magnetism of Clint Eastwood’s McBurney.
The event runs through Sunday Dozens of families converged on the north Kane County Courthouse lawn to experiment with magnetism and electricity, with some help from staff members at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia.
In a world that’s being dazzled by high-personality Gustavo Dudamel and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the question is whether Gilbert did them right enough, with the personal magnetism to pull it off.
Giorno still gives off that artist-seducing magnetism.
Scientists have therefore long suspected that these critically endangered fish use magnetism to help guide them.
There are plenty of more flybys to come until the end of Juno’s mission in February 2018, but what scientists have found so far will help them better understand the planet’s origins, atmosphere, and magnetism.
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First Known Use of magnetism
MAGNETISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of magnetism for English Language Learners
: the property of attracting certain metals : the attracting property of a magnet
: a quality that makes someone able to attract and hold the interest of other people
MAGNETISM Defined for Kids
Definition of magnetism for Students
1 : a magnet's power to attract
2 : the power to attract others : personal charm
Medical Definition of magnetism
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