paramagnetic

adjective
para·mag·net·ic | \ˌper-ə-mag-ˈne-tik, 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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paramagnetically \ˌper-ə-mag-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə- \ adverb
paramagnetism \ˌper-ə-ˈmag-nə-ˌti-zəm, ˌpa-rə- \ noun

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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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1845, in the meaning defined above

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paramagnetic

adjective
para·mag·net·ic | \ˌpar-ə-mag-ˈnet-ik \

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 \ noun

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