magnetic force

Definitions of magnetic force
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n attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force

Synonyms:
magnetic attraction, magnetism
Types:
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electromagnetism
magnetism produced by an electric current
antiferromagnetism
magnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins; varies with temperature
diamagnetism
phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force; unlike iron they are slightly repelled by a magnet
ferromagnetism
phenomenon exhibited by materials like iron (nickel or cobalt) that become magnetized in a magnetic field and retain their magnetism when the field is removed
paramagnetism
materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed
ferrimagnetism
a phenomenon in ferrites where there can be incomplete cancellation of antiferromagnetic arranged spins giving a net magnetic moment
Type of:
attraction, attractive force
the force by which one object attracts another

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