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Definition of "magnet" []

  • An object that is surrounded by a magnetic field and that has the property, either natural or induced, of attracting iron or steel. (noun)
  • An electromagnet. (noun)
  • A person, a place, an object, or a situation that exerts attraction. (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 "magnet" in a sentence
  • "Such a magnet, with an armature closely approaching the poles, is called a _closed-circuit magnet_, since the only gap in the iron of the magnetic circuit is that across which the magnet pulls in attracting its armature."
  • "They come out here feeling that they have the advantage of two countries, and wherever their method of living seems the easiest, there the magnet is the strongest."
  • ""This bar is what they call a magnet," said he; "but all the magnetism is in the two ends.""