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Definition of "magnetic" []

  • Of or relating to magnetism or magnets. (adjective)
  • Having the properties of a magnet. (adjective)
  • Capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet. (adjective)
  • Operating by means of magnetism: a magnetic recorder. (adjective)
  • Relating to the magnetic poles of the earth: a magnetic compass bearing. (adjective)

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 "magnetic" in a sentence
  • "Asylmuratova is one of those rare artists who exemplify the term magnetic."
  • "Perhaps the most popularly known fact about sun-spots is that they are somehow connected with what we call magnetic storms on earth."
  • "As the invisible electrons pass along a wire they produce what we call a magnetic field around the wire, they produce a disturbance in the surrounding ether."