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Definition of "ferromagnet" []

  • A ferromagnetic substance. (noun)
  • A substance with magnetic properties resembling those of iron. (noun)
  • A ferromagnetic magnet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ferromagnet" in a sentence
  • "(A ferromagnet is a magnet made of ferrous metal such as iron."
  • "One of the phases of a liquid crystal, called nematic, can be compared with a ferromagnet, where the atoms, which are themselves tiny magnets, are ordered so that they point in essentially the same direction - with slight variations."
  • "Whether the structure is a liquid crystal, ferromagnet, superconductor or polymer, universal features can be identified and be explained by simple scaling laws."