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Noun: magnetism  'mag-ni,ti-zum
  1. Attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
    - magnetic attraction, magnetic force
  2. The branch of science that studies magnetism
    - magnetics
  3. (of a person) a quality of strong personality, charm, etc. that attracts or influences people

Derived forms: magnetisms

See also: attractive

Type of: attraction, attractive force, geophysical science, geophysics

Encyclopedia: Magnetism