• Claw-Hammer.  Riveting-Hammer.  Upholster's Hammer.  Magnetized Hammer.  Veneering-Hammer
    Claw-Hammer. Riveting-Hammer. Upholster's Hammer. Magnetized Hammer. Veneering-Hammer
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Magnetical Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals.
    • Magnetical Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment. "She that had all magnetic force alone."
    • Magnetical Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; hypnotic; as, a magnetic sleep. See Magnetism.
    • Magnetical Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.
    • Magnetical Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Intensity magnet Intensity magnet
Two electro-magnets Two electro-magnets
Magnetic concentrating installation Magnetic concentrating installation
Magnetic concentrator Magnetic concentrator

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Earth's magnetic field has been weakening. It seems to have lost 15% of its strength since 1670. At the present rate of decrease, it will reach zero in 2,000 years. Between the years 3500 and 4500, the magnetic field will not be sufficiently strong enough to ward off charged radiation from outer space.
    • magnetical Same as magnetic.
    • magnetical Exhaling or drawing out.
    • n magnetical A substance that has magnetic properties; a magnetic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every eleven years the magnetic poles of the sun switch. This cycle is called "Solarmax".
    • adjs Magnetical pertaining to the magnet: having the properties of the magnet: attractive
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  • Bruce Barton
    “The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -- an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.”
  • Joseph Cook
    Joseph Cook
    “Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.”
  • Gutzkow
    “Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. magneticus,: cf. F. magnétique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through O. Fr., from L. magnes, a magnet—Gr. magnēs=Magnesian stone, from Magnēsia, in Lydia or Thessaly.


In literature:

It would stick to his palm, like iron to a magnet.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
To walk in magnetic-soled shoes in weightlessness requires a knack.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
The phenomena of magnetism fascinated them and supplied them analogies.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
They believe one part of the body to be charged separately, or that the whole body may be filled with magnetism.
"Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism" by A. Alpheus
Showing the large magnet (on the left) and the spectroscopes used for the study of the effect of magnetism on radiation.
"The New Heavens" by George Ellery Hale
The notion that light possesses a magnetizing power on steel was upset by Niepce de St. Victor in 1861.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
He was giving his whole mind and all of his magnetism to the team.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
She was full of sentiment and magnetism.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The modern theory of magnetism supposes that all magnetism is produced in this way.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Magnetic action is ever varying.
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864" by Various

In poetry:

This is that hill of awe
That Persian Sindbad saw,--
The mount magnetic;
And on its seaward face,
Scattered along its base,
The wrecks prophetic.
"Lone Mountain" by Francis Bret Harte
What charm dwells in thine eye of blue,
That thus, by its magnetic pow'r,
The world to me hath brighter hue,
And happier grows each passing hour?
"A Swain To His Sweetheart" by Thomas Frederick Young
As flakes of steel to the magnet fly,
And mists ascend to the sun on high,
So we are drawn by the cords of love
From the earth below to thrones above.
"The Clouds" by Joseph Horatio Chant
'He will plunge like a plummet down
far into hungry tides'
they cry, but as the sea
climbs to a lunar magnet
so the dreamer pursues
the lake where love resides.
"The Quest" by Denise Levertov
Stay, I cannot live without thee,
Or, if thou wilt go, the magnet
Of thine eye must make me follow.
All my happiness is anchored
There. Return, Daria. . . .
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Then the few whose spirits float above the wreck of happiness
Are driven o'er the shoals of guilt, or ocean of excess:
The magnet of their course is gone, or only points in vain
The shore to which their shivered sail shall never stretch again.
"Stanzas For Music: There's Not A Joy The World Can Give" by Lord George Gordon Byron

In news:

Magnetic bombs were used in other Iran assassinations, ambassador says.
OCEAN MAGNETIC SURVEY EXPEDITIONS THE GALILEE was among Matthew Turner's greatest ship building successes.
Chocolate Directed by Prachya Pinkaew Magnet Films Opens February 6, Sunshine Cinema.
Here, Jackson Preparatory Magnet School principal Yeu Vang reads with second grade students in March 2011.
E-Magnets UK has outstanding market recognition for their product ass...
For the second year running, Bunting Magnetics was a finalist for the 2012 Kansas Exporter of the Year award.
Rare earths are minerals with magnetic and conductive properties that are used in most of today's electronic devices.
The Cult and Monster Magnet.
The iFoolish Magic Drawing Case turns your iPhone into an retro-themed magnetic doodling pad.
Poor Enrique Iglesias claims he wasn't always a chick magnet.
Or the top grad of a Dallas magnet school with a ranking index of 41,191.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Here.
State hopes to thwart crocodiles' homing instinct with magnets.
Vascular Magnetics Raises $7M to Develop Magnetically Targeted Nanoparticles for PAD.
Newton, KS, manufactures magnetic separation systems, material-handling equipment, flexible dies and other magnetic products.

In science:

When the magnetic shear energy is about 20% of the total magnetic energy, the upward magnetic pressure due to the shear field can force reconnection at the null point and hence further expansion, resulting in a rapid increase in kinetic energy.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
R B dl the integral of the magnetic field in where L is the distance between the first two magnets, each magnet, c the speed of light and e the electric charge of the electron.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
While the overall resolution is not expected to become improved as the ancillary magnets operate at half of the magnetic field of the spectrometer magnet, some systemat ic effects can be a priori excluded due to the opposite bend.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Besides, we neglect fluctuation on the magnetization and assume homogeneous distribution of the localized magnetic moments with a density given by the Mn concentration with an average magnetization < S >= 5/2 < M >, where hM i is the normalized magnetization (0 ≤ hM i ≤ 1) .
A semiquantitative approach to the impurity-band-related transport properties of GaMnAs nanolayers
The salient points are that the electric and magnetic fields at the location of the tip must be nonparallel, and that the strength of the magnetic field Be−gun at the tip must be low compared to the maximum magnetic field Bmagnet .
Prototype of an angular-selective photoelectron calibration source for the KATRIN experiment