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Definitions of magnetic

  1. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive, by any means, the properties of the loadstone, and which then, when suspended, fixes itself in the direction of a magnetic meridian. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, &c., which may receive the properties of the loadstone. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Magnetically. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. determined by earth's magnetic fields; "magnetic north"; "the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; "an attractive force"; "the knife hung on a magnetic board" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Alt. of Magnetical Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Pertaining to, exhibiting, or produced by, the magnet, or its power of attraction; hence, having the power to attract; as, a magnetic personality; magnetic needle, a slim bar of steel, charged with the forces of attraction, which, swinging in a compass, indicates the earth's force of attraction, and hence, approximately, the north and south line. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Pertaining to, or having the properties of, the magnet; attractive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Pertaining to the magnet or magnetism; having the properties of the magnet; attractive. Magnetic battery, a combination of magnets with their poles similarly disposed. Magnetic equator, the line round the globe where the needle has no dip. Magnetic fluid, a fluid assumed to account for magnetism. Magnetic induction, power in a magnet of imparting its qualities to certain other substances. Magnetic meridian, the direction indicated by a freely suspended needle. Magnetic pole, the pole where the needle dips vertically. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for magnetic

  1. The cry was indeed pleading and magnetic – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. He got silence again by the magnetic strength he had in him. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
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