Meaning of PARAMAGNET in English

— paramagnetism , n. — paramagnetic /par'euh mag net"ik/ , adj.

/par'euh mag"nit, par"euh mag'-/ , n. Physics.

a body or substance that, placed in a magnetic field, possesses magnetization in direct proportion to the field strength; a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are not aligned. Cf. antiferromagnetic, diamagnetic, ferromagnetic .

[ 1905-10; back formation from paramagnetic; see PARA- 1 , MAGNET ]

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