Definition of permanent magnet in English:

permanent magnet

Syllabification: per·ma·nent mag·net


A magnet that retains its magnetic properties in the absence of an inducing field or current.
More example sentences
  • If this condition persists even in the absence of an external magnetic field, the material is a permanent magnet.
  • A permanent magnet may be represented precisely by an appropriate density of hypothetical magnetic charges on its two pole faces.
  • The molecules were maintained under tension by the field gradient of two small permanent magnets placed above the sample.

Definition of permanent magnet in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…