Mag´net   Pronunciation: măg´nĕt
n.1.The loadstone; a species of iron ore (the ferrosoferric or magnetic ore, Fe3O4) which has the property of attracting iron and some of its ores, and, when freely suspended, of pointing to the poles; - called also natural magnet.
Dinocrates began to make the arched roof of the temple of Arsinoë all of magnet, or this loadstone.
- Holland.
Two magnets, heaven and earth, allure to bliss,
The larger loadstone that, the nearer this.
- Dryden.
2.(Physics) A bar or mass of steel or iron to which the peculiar properties of the loadstone have been imparted; - called, in distinction from the loadstone, an artificial magnet.
Field magnet
(Physics & Elec.) a magnet used for producing and maintaining a magnetic field; - used especially of the stationary or exciting magnet of a dynamo or electromotor in distinction from that of the moving portion or armature.
Noun1.Magnetmagnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
2.magnet - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; "flowers are an attractor for bees"
ambition, artificial magnet, bar magnet, catch, center of attraction, center of consciousness, center of interest, cynosure, dearest wish, desideration, desideratum, desire, electromagnetic lifting magnet, field magnet, focal point, focus, focus of attention, forbidden fruit, glimmering goal, golden vision, hope, horseshoe magnet, lodestar, lodestone, magnetic needle, magnetite, paramagnet, plum, point of convergence, polestar, prime focus, prize, solenoid, temptation, trophy, wish
Magnase black
Magnesia alba
Magnesian limestone
magnesium bicarbonate
magnesium hydroxide
magnesium nitride
magnesium oxide
magnesium sulfate
Magnesium sulphate
-- Magnet --
Magnetic amplitude
magnetic attraction
Magnetic azimuth
Magnetic battery
magnetic bottle
magnetic bubble memory
magnetic compass
Magnetic compensator
magnetic core
Magnetic curves
magnetic declination
magnetic dip
magnetic dipole
magnetic dipole moment
magnetic disc
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