Definitions of diamagnetism

  1. phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force; unlike iron they are slightly repelled by a magnet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The science which treats of diamagnetic phenomena, and of the properties of diamagnetic bodies. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The study of the dia-magnetic action of bodies. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The peculiar property of these bodies. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for diamagnetism

  1. On the 29th of April he announced the discovery and application of diamagnetism by Faraday, concerning which none of his associates had any knowledge, and which I believe had not then been noticed in this country. – Telepathy and the Subliminal Self by R. Osgood Mason
  2. At the last lecture we attended he showed the diamagnetism of flame, which had been proved by a foreign philosopher. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville