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magnetism

noun

1 magnetism

Attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force.

synonyms: magnetic attraction, magnetic force.

Roget 157: power; potency, potentiality; jiva; puissance, might, force, energy etc. 171; dint; right hand, right arm; ... show more

Roget 288: attraction, attractiveness; attractivity; drawing to, pulling towards, adduction.    electrical attraction, electricity, static electricity, static, static cling; magnetism, magnetic attraction; gravity, ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Dutch: magneetkracht, magnetisme
Polish: magnetyzm



2 magnetism

The branch of science that studies magnetism.

synonym: magnetics.

Polish: magnetometria


Moby thesaurus: acceptability, adduction, affinity, agacerie, agreeability, allure, allurement, appeal, ascendancy, attractance, attraction, attractiveness, attractivity, authority, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishment, cajolery ... show more.

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