permanent magnet

a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from an external magnetic field.


permanent magnetism, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
permanent magnet
a magnet, often of steel, that retains its magnetization after the magnetic field producing it has been removed
permanent magnetism

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permanent magnet   (pûr'mə-nənt)  Pronunciation Key 
A piece of ferromagnetic material that retains its magnetism after it has been magnetized.
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Example sentences
Then when a permanent magnet is moved over the area, the clips or filings will
  bunch together and hump up to a peak.
The power plant is a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor.
Unlike a permanent magnet, an electromagnet creates a magnetic field when an
  electric current is applied to it.
Permanent magnet alternators are simpler, cheaper, and much more productive
  than in the past thanks to better magnet technology.
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