— diamagnetically , adv. — diamagnetism /duy'euh mag"ni tiz'euhm/ , n.
/duy'euh mag net"ik/ , adj. Physics.
of or pertaining to a class of substances, as bismuth and copper, whose permeability is less than that of a vacuum: in a magnetic field, their induced magnetism is in a direction opposite to that of iron. Cf. antiferromagnetic, ferrimagnetic, ferromagnetic, paramagnetic .
[ 1840-50; DIA- + MAGNETIC ]