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[fer-ahy-mag-net-ik, fer-ee-] /ˌfɛr aɪ mægˈnɛt ɪk, ˌfɛr i-/
adjective, Physics.
noting or pertaining to a substance, as a ferrite, in which the magnetic moments of some neighboring atoms point in opposite directions, with a net magnetization still resulting because of differences in magnitudes of the opposite moments.
Origin of ferrimagnetic
1950-55; ferri- + magnetic; compare French ferrimagnétisme Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Good indicator of ferrimagnetic and ferromagnetic materials in the subsurface.
  • However, ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic materials have relatively high magnetic susceptibilities.

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