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magnet

Pronunciation: /ˈmægnət; ˈmægnɪt/

Translation of magnet in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Physics/Física] imán (masculine) (in US) to be a magnet for sth/sb atraer* como un imán a algo/algn
    Example sentences
    • Ferroelectric materials can create an electric field the way iron magnets create a magnetic field.
    • Understanding more complex substances is the key to designing materials for stronger magnets in order to build more efficient and powerful electrical generators and motors.
    • Iron, cobalt and nickel are the best known metallic magnets, and their magnetic properties are governed by the conduction electrons that are free to move throughout the metal.

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