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paramagnet

[par-uh-mag-nit, par-uh-mag-] /ˌpær əˈmæg nɪt, ˈpær əˌmæg-/
noun, Physics.
1.
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.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; back formation from paramagnetic; see para-1, magnet
Related forms
paramagnetism, noun
paramagnetic
[par-uh-mag-net-ik] /ˌpær ə mægˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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