Meaning of MAGNETIC in English


I. (ˈ)mag|ned.]ik, (ˈ)maig-, -et], ]ēk sometimes məgˈn-\ adjective

Etymology: French & Late Latin; French magnétique, from Late Latin magneticus, from Latin magnet-, magnes magnet + -icus -ic


a. : of or relating to a magnet or to magnetism

b. : possessing the ability or power to attract : endowed with extraordinary charm : arresting , captivating

so magnetic a man — W.A.White

an idea so magnetic that he cannot divest himself of it — W.P.Webb


a. : of, relating to, or characterized by the earth's magnetism

b. : referred to magnetic north as a reference line

a course of 71° magnetic corrected for wind — Pilots' Radio Handbook

3. : magnetized or capable of being magnetized : capable of being attracted by a magnet

magnetic chips of steel produced by a tool

a magnetic alloy

4. : actuated by magnetic attraction

5. : having, susceptible to, or induced by animal magnetism

as if he had been in a magnetic slumber — Charles Dickens

II. noun

( -s )

obsolete : magnet

III. noun

: a magnetic substance

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