Definition of Permanent magnet

1. Noun. A magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from a magnetic field.

Exact synonyms: Static Magnet
Generic synonyms: Magnet
Specialized synonyms: Stud Finder, Loadstone, Lodestone

Definition of Permanent magnet

1. Noun. (context: physics) A material, or piece of such material, which retains its magnetism even when not subjected to any external magnetic fields. ¹

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Literary usage of Permanent magnet

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1. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"A simple direct-current ammeter which comprises a permanent magnet in its construction, is shown in Fig. 32. It consists of a movable soft-iron vane v which ..."

2. Bell's Electric Speaking Telephone: Its Invention, Construction, Application by George Bartlett Prescott (1884)
"It was during the month of July, 1876, that the first apparatus was constructed having a single permanent magnet and a single induction plate. ..."

3. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1897)
"permanent magnet Ammeter—36. Magnifying Spring Ammeter—37. Gravity Control Ammeters—3S. Moving Coil Ammeters—39. Moving Coil Ammeter with Magnetic Control. ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1901)
"Consequently, the north pole « of the permanent magnet will move over as near to the south pole 5 as the stop e will permit. If the battery and, ..."

5. The Electrical Engineer (1891)
"But if the armature is itself a permanent magnet of steel, it will be pulled when the poles are of one sort, and pushed when the poles ..."

6. A Practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics: With Special by John Vietch Shoemaker (1906)
"By reversing the experiment and passing a permanent magnet into a coil of wire, a current of electricity is temporarily set up, which is manifested at the ..."

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