non·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌnän-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce nonmagnetic (audio) \

Definition of nonmagnetic

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Physicists have studied ferromagnetism and the phase transition from nonmagnetic to magnetic with what is known as the Ising model, named after Ernst Ising, a German physicist. New York Times, 5 July 2022 Since a spinning nonmagnetic object creates electricity, it can be used with spinning magnets to activate eddy currents, electrical currents shaped like whirlpools that create their own magnetic fields. Glenn Garner,, 22 Nov. 2021 Piezoelectric motors can be manufactured from completely nonmagnetic materials, a key factor for imaging technology, such as MRI machines involved in medical treatment. Michael Ashley, Forbes, 18 May 2021 This lets them pull magnetic materials up off the conveyor belt and move them away, separating them from nonmagnetic materials such as plastic, glass and paper, and reducing their chances of getting stuck together. Ben Finio, Scientific American, 12 Mar. 2020 But then the knot dissolved after a few hundred milliseconds, and the ferromagnetic islands migrated to the edges of the BEC, leaving a nonmagnetic core at the center. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 15 Nov. 2019 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, 12 Apr. 2018 That particular panel is nonmetallic or nonmagnetic (aluminum). Indianapolis Star, 22 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of nonmagnetic

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonmagnetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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