Definition of Magnetic attraction
1. Noun. Attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force.
Generic synonyms: Attraction, Attractive Force
Specialized synonyms: Electromagnetism, Antiferromagnetism, Diamagnetism, Ferromagnetism, Paramagnetism
Medical Definition of Magnetic attraction
1. The force that draws iron or steel toward a magnet. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Magnetic attraction
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1. Scientific Dialogues: Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of by Jeremiah Joyce (1852)
"magnetic attraction AND REPULSION. T. Having mentioned the several properties of the ... T. Neither the magnetic attraction nor repulsion is in the least ..."
2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1865)
"Essay on magnetic attraction, Sfc. Peter Barlow. 1820. 8. Popular View of Mr. Barlow s Discoveries. From the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal. 1824. 9. ..."
3. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1805)
"On the magnetic Attraction of Oxides of Iron. By Timothy Lane, Esq. FRS Read June 20, 1805. WAVING found by experiment, that hardened iron is not so readily ..."
4. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1858)
"Two other metals besides iron, namely, nickel and cobalt, are susceptible of magnetic attraction. These metals, however, exist in nature only in ..."
5. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and by Dionysius Lardner (1846)
"magnetic attraction known to the Ancients.—Invention of the Mariner's Compass of uncertain Date. ... Laws of magnetic attraction discovered by Coulomb. ..."
6. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"THE PRESIDENT:—The next thing in order is the paper by Mr. Behrend on "The Mechanical Forces in Dynamos Caused by magnetic attraction. ..."
7. The Christian Examiner (1851)
"On the Motions of the Earth and Heavenly Bodies, as explainable by Electro-magnetic Attraction and Repulsion, and on the Conception, ..."