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magnet British & World English

A piece of iron or other material which has its component atoms so ordered that the material exhibits properties of magnetism, such as attracting other iron-containing objects or aligning itself in an external magnetic field

magnet English Thesaurus

the principle of magnets repelling each other

babe magnet British & World English

A man who is very attractive to women

field magnet British & World English

A permanent magnet which provides a stationary magnetic field in an electrical apparatus, especially a motor or dynamo.

magnet house British & World English

A building in which magnetic apparatus is kept.

moving-magnet British & World English

Designating an electrical instrument or apparatus in which a permanent magnet is situated within a fixed coil, so that either the magnet moves when a current flows through the coil or else movement of the magnet generates a current.

magnet school British & World English

A school designed to attract pupils from various areas or groups, especially one offering specialist tuition in a particular subject alongside the standard curriculum

artificial magnet British & World English

A magnetic object in which the magnetism is induced rather than natural.

permanent magnet British & World English

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

transverse magnet British & World English

A magnet with poles at the sides and not the ends

electromagnet British & World English

A soft metal core made into a magnet by the passage of electric current through a coil surrounding it