para·​mag·​net | \ ˈper-ə-ˌmag-nət How to pronounce paramagnet (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paramagnet

: a paramagnetic substance

Examples of paramagnet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spin liquids lie between ordinary magnets (spin solids), in which the directions of spins are rigidly aligned, and paramagnets and diamagnets (spin gases), in which the spin orientations are almost completely independent of one another. Quanta Magazine, "Inside the Knotty World of ‘Anyon’ Particles," 28 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of paramagnet

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paramagnet

back-formation from paramagnetic

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“Paramagnet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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