Meaning of MAGNETIC in English

MAGNETIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ mægnetɪk ]

1.

If something metal is magnetic , it acts like a magnet.

...magnetic particles.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

2.

You use magnetic to describe something that is caused by or relates to the force of magnetism.

The electrically charged gas particles are affected by magnetic forces.

ADJ

• mag‧neti‧cal‧ly

...metal fragments held together magnetically.

ADV : ADV after v

3.

You use magnetic to describe tapes and other objects which have a coating of a magnetic substance and contain coded information that can be read by computers or other machines.

...her magnetic strip ID card.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

4.

If you describe something as magnetic , you mean that it is very attractive to people because it has unusual, powerful, and exciting qualities.

...the magnetic effect of the prosperous German economy on would-be immigrants.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

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