• Claw-Hammer.  Riveting-Hammer.  Upholster's Hammer.  Magnetized Hammer.  Veneering-Hammer
    Claw-Hammer. Riveting-Hammer. Upholster's Hammer. Magnetized Hammer. Veneering-Hammer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj magnetic possessing an extraordinary ability to attract "a charismatic leader","a magnetic personality"
    • adj magnetic having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel "the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material"
    • adj magnetic determined by earth's magnetic fields "magnetic north","the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole"
    • adj magnetic capable of being magnetized
    • adj magnetic of or relating to or caused by magnetism "magnetic forces"
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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.
    • Magnetic A magnet. "As the magnetic hardest iron draws."
    • Magnetic 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.
    • Magnetic Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals.
    • Magnetic Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment. "She that had all magnetic force alone."
    • Magnetic Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; hypnotic; as, a magnetic sleep. See Magnetism.
    • Magnetic Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.
    • Magnetic 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every eleven years the magnetic poles of the sun switch. This cycle is called "Solarmax".
    • magnetic Pertaining to the magnet or to magnetism; possessing the properties of the magnet: as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.
    • magnetic Pertaining to the earth's magnetism: as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian. See phrases below.
    • magnetic Having properties analogous to those of the magnet; attractive; winning.
    • n magnetic Any metal, as iron, steel, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive the properties of the lodestone.
    • n magnetic 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Public telephones in Israel are no longer operated by tokens as they were in the past. They are now operated by magnetic cards known in Hebrew as a telecart (tel-eh-cart). These plastic cards, the same size and shape as a credit card, are available at post offices, some hotel reception desks, street kiosks and dispensing machines.
    • adjs Magnetic 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:

For instance, it can change probability as magnetism can change temperature.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The whole world, he said, was under the influence of magnetism; life was preserved by magnetism; death was the consequence of magnetism!
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
This proves that the nail in contact with the magnet has had the magnetic quality developed in it by that contact.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
So that either the earth is not a magnet, or else, being a magnet by our second Rule of Philosophy, all the other planets are magnets also.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
Rollo knew it was a magnet, for he had heard of magnets, though he had never before had an opportunity of seeing one.
"Rollo's Experiments" by Jacob Abbott
That one magnet alone could support his full body weight, and he had six magnets to work with.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Our watch springs are steel, and the magnetic currents affect them.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
Clavering had begun to doubt it, notwithstanding her powerful disturbing magnetism.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Commonplace doctors would simply call her "hysterical;" but she calls herself magnetic.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
The magnetic action of the earth, whereby every particle of soft iron in certain positions is converted into a magnet.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

But Love is mightier far, than Fear:
The ladye hasteth not:
The magnet of her heart is near,
And peril is forgot!
"The Daughter Of Plantagenet - Fytte The First" by Thomas Cooper
The Spirit of Wine
Sang in my heart, and I triumphed
In the savour and scent of his music,
His magnetic and mastering song.
"The Spirit Of Wine" by William Ernest Henley
So, too, our strange unrest in this our dwelling,
The trembling that thou joinest with our mirth,
Are but thy magnet-communings compelling
Our spirits farther from the scope of earth.
"The Dark Companion" by James Brunton Stephens
We would fly with all things to the goal of their flying,
We would turn with all things to the magnetic star,
But we never can live, because of our dying,
And we never can be, for the things that we are.
"The Futile" by Genevieve Taggard
He dozes, aged with watches passed--
Years, years of pacing to and fro;
He dozes, nor attends the stir
In bullioned standards rustling low,
Nor minds the blades whose secret thrill
Perverts overhead the magnet's Polar will:--
"The Haglets" by Herman Melville
Oh, the great city's madness when at nightfall
The crippled trees gape by the blackened wall,
The spirit of evil peers from a silver mask;
Lights with magnetic scourge drive off the stony night.
Oh, the sunken pealing of evening bells.
"To The Silenced" by Georg Trakl

In news:

Bunting ® Magnetics Co. A manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan. Has hired Jana L Davis as its new CFO.
Bunting Magnetics, Newton, KS, has launched a new website flush with features designed to make magnet purchases quick and simple.
Berkhamsted, England, is the location of a new manufacturing and sales center for Bunting Magnetics Co.
David Shaffer, with the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, holds a box of Magnetix, a toy jewelry kit that contains magnets, which can be harmful if swallowed.
"I'm not magnetic or mythical/I'm suburban and typical," Justin Young sings on the Vaccines' second LP.
Processing more than 50,000 tons of rollformed storage racks per year requires a network of magnetic conveyors to keep sheetmetal slugs—or punch-outs—moving throughout the facility and into scrap bins for salvaging.
View full size Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger A 1997 refrigerator magnet commemorates the Second Annual Fanny Wood Day, with a photograph of an unidentified woman from the 19th century.
Magnet Releasing Jennifer Chambers Lynch's "Surveillance" stars Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond as FBI agents on the trail of a serial killer.
Photos courtesy of MAGNET RELEASING Oscar Sanchez Zafra and Claudia Silva in "(REC) 2".
This captured crocodile has magnets taped to its head before relocation to another site.
Magnet Art from a Fluxus Pioneer.
Magnetic motion sensing base station never skips a beat.
I enjoy writing in the Magnet on the church page and I am always getting good comments about it.
Flip of earth's magnetic field overdue.
1 A solitary ingested magnet can pass through the gut spontaneously.

In science:

The first magnetically dominated model (FML) assumes that the magnetic field configuration consists of a dipole magnetic field generated by randomly oriented magnetic flux loops.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
The effect of ordered magnetic fields is more complicated: instabilities are prevented in cases where a magnetic field provides a high tension at the surface of the cloud, but the effects depend on the strength, orientation and scale of the magnetic field.
The turbulent destruction of clouds - I. A k-epsilon treatment of turbulence in 2D models of adiabatic shock-cloud interactions
The gravitomagnetic field generates frame-dragging of a gyroscope in a way formally similar to the magnetic field producing a change of orientation of a magnetic needle (magnetic dipole).
Lunar Laser Ranging, Gravitomagnetism and Frame-Dragging
On analogous lines to ferrofluids, magnetic rocks providing a surface field strength ∼ tens of milli-Tesla would have turned any newly forming magnetic particle suspension into tiny magnets, leading to the emergence of magnetically structured phases (MSPs).
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Then, the presence of magnetic rocks in the mound, represented by a surface magnetic field strength (say, in the range 0-200mT) needs to be checked for any magnetic structure formation in different concentrations of newly forming greigite suspension.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life