non·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌnän-mag-ˈne-tik \

Definition of nonmagnetic

: lacking magnetic qualities : not magnetic a nonmagnetic material nonmagnetic metals

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The scanning heads in today’s electronic devices consist of alternating layers — each only a few atoms thick — of a magnetic metal like iron and a nonmagnetic metal like chromium. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead," 12 Apr. 2018 That particular panel is nonmetallic or nonmagnetic (aluminum). Indianapolis Star, "How to Inspect a Used Car," 22 Mar. 2018

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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