Meaning of MAGNETIC in English

MAGNETIC

/ mægˈnetɪk; NAmE / adjective [ usually before noun ]

1.

behaving like a magnet (1) :

magnetic materials

The block becomes magnetic when the current is switched on.

2.

connected with or produced by magnetism :

magnetic properties / forces

a magnetic disk (= one containing magnetic tape that stores information to be used by a computer)

3.

that people find very powerful and attractive :

a magnetic personality

►  mag·net·ic·al·ly / -kli; NAmE / adverb

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WORD ORIGIN

early 17th cent.: from late Latin magneticus , from Latin magneta , from Greek magnēs lithos lodestone, probably influenced by Anglo-Norman French magnete (from Latin magnes , magnet- ).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.