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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to magnetism or magnets.
  • adj. Having the properties of a magnet.
  • adj. Capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet.
  • adj. Operating by means of magnetism: a magnetic recorder.
  • adj. Relating to the magnetic poles of the earth: a magnetic compass bearing.
  • adj. Having an unusual power or ability to attract: a magnetic personality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to, operating by, or caused by magnetism
  • adj. having the properties of a magnet, especially the ability to draw or pull
  • adj. determined by earth's magnetic fields
  • adj. having an extraordinary ability to attract

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties
  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism
  • adj. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism.
  • adj. Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment.
  • adj. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; hypnotic. See Magnetism.
  • n. A magnet.
  • n. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive, by any means, the properties of the loadstone, and which then, when suspended, fixes itself in the direction of a magnetic meridian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the magnet or to magnetism; possessing the properties of the magnet: as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.
  • Pertaining to the earth's magnetism: as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian. See phrases below.
  • Having properties analogous to those of the magnet; attractive; winning.
  • n. Any metal, as iron, steel, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive the properties of the lodestone.
  • n. A paramagnetic body, or one which, when free to turn in a magnetic field, sets its longest axis along the lines of magnetic force: in contradistinction to diamagnetic. See diamagnetism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or caused by magnetism
  • adj. having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
  • adj. possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
  • adj. determined by earth's magnetic fields
  • adj. capable of being magnetized

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