para magnetism


[par-uh-mag-nit, par-uh-mag-]
noun Physics.
a body or substance that, placed in a magnetic field, possesses magnetization in direct proportion to the field strength; a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are not aligned.

1905–10; back formation from paramagnetic; see para-1, magnet

paramagnetism, noun
paramagnetic [par-uh-mag-net-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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magnet made of a substance whose magnetization is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field applied to it 
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