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bar magnet

noun
1.
a bar-shaped, usually permanent, magnet.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • The magnetic trap can hold onto particles that have magnetic properties similar to those of a tiny bar magnet.
  • When the coil is an electromagnet, it turns to line up with the bar magnet and the motion begins.
  • So it is with an ordinary iron bar magnet that's near a certain critical temperature.
  • For a standard bar magnet, this direction is around the magnet.

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