Meaning of MAGNETISM in English


/mag"ni tiz'euhm/ , n.

1. the properties of attraction possessed by magnets; the molecular properties common to magnets.

2. the agency producing magnetic phenomena.

3. the science dealing with magnetic phenomena.

4. strong attractive power or charm: Everyone succumbed to the magnetism of his smile.

[ 1610-20; magnetismus. See MAGNET, -ISM ]

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