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: 1905–10; Related forms
back formation from paramagnetic;
paramagnetic /ˌpærəmægˈnɛtɪk/ [par-uh-mag-net-ik] Show IPA , adjective