Meaning of FERRIMAGNETIC in English

/fer'uy mag net"ik, fer'ee-/ , adj. Physics.

noting or pertaining to a substance, as a ferrite, in which the magnetic moments of some neighboring atoms point in opposite directions, with a net magnetization still resulting because of differences in magnitudes of the opposite moments. Cf. antiferromagnetic, diamagnetic, ferromagnetic .

[ 1950-55; FERRI- + MAGNETIC; cf. F ferrimagnétisme ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .