Meaning of DIAMAGNETIC in English

— 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 ]

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