Definition of Magnetism

1. Noun. Attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force.




2. Noun. The branch of science that studies magnetism.
Exact synonyms: Magnetics
Generic synonyms: Geophysical Science, Geophysics

Definition of Magnetism

1. n. The property, quality, or state, of being magnetic; the manifestation of the force in nature which is seen in a magnet.

Definition of Magnetism

1. Noun. The property of being magnetic ¹

2. Noun. The science which treats of magnetic phenomena. ¹

3. Noun. Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Magnetism

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Medical Definition of Magnetism

1. The property, quality, or state, of being magnetic; the manifestation of the force in nature which is seen in a magnet. 2. The science which treats of magnetic phenomena. 3. Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections. "By the magnetism of interest our affections are irresistibly attracted." Animal magnetism, a force, more or less analogous to magnetism, which, it has been alleged, is produced in animal tissues, and passes from one body to another with or without actual contact. The existence of such a force, and its potentiality for the cure of disease, were asserted by Mesmer in 1775. His theories and methods were afterwards called mesmerism, a name which has been popularly applied to theories and claims not put forward by Mesmer himself. See Mesmerism, Biology, Od, Hypnotism. Terrestrial magnetism, the magnetic force exerted by the earth, and recognised by its effect upon magnetized needles and bars. Origin: Cf. F. Magnetisme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magnetism

magneticity
magnetick
magneticness
magnetics
magnetiferous
magnetify
magnetimeter
magnetimeters
magnetionic
magnetisation
magnetisations
magnetise
magnetised
magnetises
magnetising
magnetism (current term)
magnetisms
magnetist
magnetists
magnetite
magnetites
magnetizability
magnetizable
magnetization
magnetizations
magnetize
magnetized
magnetizee
magnetizer
magnetizers

Literary usage of Magnetism

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He proposes to apply the name of animal magnetism to that property of the ... Thanks to the labours of those just mentioned, the revival of magnetism was ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Into the nature of this association of magnetism with matter there is no pretence, indeed no need, to enter. The elementary law of action assumed is that ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"It is only through molecular theories of magnetism that magnetic phenomena may be ... Langevin's theory of magnetism appears to be the soundest attempt to ..."

4. The Library of Original Sources by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1907)
"ON THE PRODUCTION OF CURRENTS AND SPARKS OF ELECTRICITY FROM magnetism Although the discoveries of Oersted, Arago, Faraday, and others, have placed the ..."

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