magnetism

noun mag·ne·tism \ ˈmag-nə-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of magnetism

1 a :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 force
b :a science that deals with magnetic phenomena
2 :an ability to attract or charm

Examples of magnetism in a Sentence

  1. Much of his success as a politician can be attributed to his personal magnetism.

  2. she managed to win the election by sheer magnetism

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First Known Use of magnetism

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MAGNETISM Defined for English Language Learners

magnetism

noun

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

magnetism

noun mag·ne·tism \ ˈmag-nə-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of magnetism for Students

1 :a magnet's power to attract
2 :the power to attract others :personal charm

Medical Dictionary

magnetism

noun mag·ne·tism \ ˈmag-nə-ˌtiz-əm \

medical Definition of magnetism

: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 force


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