— ferromagnetism /fer'oh mag"ni tiz'euhm/ , n.
/fer'oh mag net"ik/ , adj. Physics.
noting or pertaining to a substance, as iron, that below a certain temperature, the Curie point, can possess magnetization in the absence of an external magnetic field; noting or pertaining to a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are aligned. Cf. antiferromagnetic, diamagnetic, ferrimagnetic, paramagnetic .
[ 1840-50; FERRO- + MAGNETIC ]