paramagnetic

adjective
para·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌper-ə-mag-ˈne-tik How to pronounce paramagnetic (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paramagnetic

: being or relating to a magnetizable substance (such as aluminum) that has small but positive susceptibility which varies little with magnetizing force

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Other Words from paramagnetic

paramagnetically \ ˌper-​ə-​mag-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce paramagnetic (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adverb
paramagnetism \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈmag-​nə-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce paramagnetic (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of paramagnetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This sort of behavior is very similar to the behavior of, for instance, the orientation of magnetic spins during a paramagnetic phase transition. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Neuron cascade may be akin to neutral selection in evolution," 16 Jan. 2018 This sort of behavior is very similar to the behavior of, for instance, the orientation of magnetic spins during a paramagnetic phase transition. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Neuron cascade may be akin to neutral selection in evolution," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of paramagnetic

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paramagnetic was in 1845

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“Paramagnetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paramagnetic. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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paramagnetic

adjective
para·​mag·​net·​ic | \ ˌpar-ə-mag-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce paramagnetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of paramagnetic

: being or relating to a magnetizable substance (as aluminum) that has a small but positive susceptibility which varies little with magnetizing force

Other Words from paramagnetic

paramagnetism \ -​ˈmag-​nə-​ˌtiz-​əm How to pronounce paramagnetic (audio) \ noun

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