paramagnet

noun

para·​mag·​net ˈper-ə-ˌmag-nət How to pronounce paramagnet (audio)
ˈpa-rə-
: a paramagnetic substance

Example Sentences

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, 28 Feb. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

back-formation from paramagnetic

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paramagnet was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Paramagnet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paramagnet. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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