Meaning of MAGNETIC in English

— magnetically , adv.

/mag net"ik/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to a magnet or magnetism.

2. having the properties of a magnet.

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

4. pertaining to the magnetic field of the earth: the magnetic equator.

5. exerting a strong attractive power or charm: a magnetic personality.

6. noting or pertaining to various bearings and measurements as indicated by a magnetic compass: magnetic amplitude; magnetic course; magnetic meridian.

Also, magnetical .

[ 1625-35; magneticus. See MAGNET, -IC ]

Syn. 5. persuasive, charismatic, captivating.

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