Meaning of MAGNETIC in English

MAGNETIC

1.

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

...~ particles.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

2.

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

The electrically charged gas particles are affected by ~ forces.

ADJ

~ally

...metal fragments held together ~ally.

ADV: ADV after v

3.

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

...her ~ strip ID card.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

4.

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

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

ADJ: usu ADJ n

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