Definition of permanent magnet in English:

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permanent magnet

noun

A magnet that retains its magnetic properties in the absence of an inducing field or current.
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.
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