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antiferromagnetic

[an-tee-fer-oh-mag-net-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌfɛr oʊ mægˈnɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Physics.
1.
noting or pertaining to a substance in which, at sufficiently low temperatures, the magnetic moments of adjacent atoms point in opposite directions.
Origin of antiferromagnetic
1935-1940
1935-40; anti- + ferromagnetic
Related forms
antiferromagnetism
[an-tee-fer-oh-mag-ni-tiz-uh m, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌfɛr oʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm, ˌæn taɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antiferromagnetism

antiferromagnetism

/ˌæntɪˌfɛrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
(physics) the phenomenon exhibited by substances that resemble paramagnetic substances in the value of their relative permeability but that behave like ferromagnetic substances when their temperature is varied See also ferrimagnetism
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