Associations to the word «Magnetic»


MAGNETIC, adjective. Of, relating to, operating by, or caused by magnetism.
MAGNETIC, adjective. Having the properties of a magnet, especially the ability to draw or pull.
MAGNETIC, adjective. Determined by earth's magnetic fields.
MAGNETIC, adjective. Having an extraordinary ability to attract.
MAGNETIC, adjective. (archaic) Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism.
MAGNETIC ANISOTROPY, noun. (physics) The dependence of any magnetic property of a material on the direction in which it is measured.
MAGNETIC BEARING, noun. (nautical) Bearing relative to the nearest magnetic pole.
MAGNETIC BEARINGS, noun. Plural of magnetic bearing
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT, noun. (physics) A closed path of magnetic flux
MAGNETIC COMPASS, noun. (military) (nautical) An instrument containing a freely suspended magnetic element which displays the direction of the horizontal component of the Earth’s magnetic field at the point of observation.
MAGNETIC DECLINATION, noun. (military) (nautical) (navigation) The angle between the magnetic meridian and geographic meridian at a given place; a measure of the deviation of magnetic north from true north, expressed in degrees east or west.
MAGNETIC DECLINATIONS, noun. Plural of magnetic declination
MAGNETIC DEVIATION, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see magnetic,‎ deviation.
MAGNETIC DEVIATION, noun. Magnetic declination.
MAGNETIC DIP, noun. The angle between magnetic north and the horizontal (as shown by a compass held vertically).
MAGNETIC ENERGIES, noun. Plural of magnetic energy
MAGNETIC ENERGY, noun. (physics) The potential energy of a magnetic field
MAGNETIC EQUATOR, noun. (military) A line drawn on a map or chart connecting all points at which the magnetic inclination (dip) is zero for a specified epoch.
MAGNETIC FIELD, noun. (physics) a condition in the space around a magnet or electric current in which there is a detectable magnetic force and two magnetic poles are present
MAGNETIC FIELDS, noun. Plural of magnetic field
MAGNETIC FLUX, noun. (physics) A measure of the strength of a magnetic field in a given area.
MAGNETIC FLUX DENSITIES, noun. Plural of magnetic flux density
MAGNETIC FLUX DENSITY, noun. (physics) The measurable component of the response of a medium to the presence of a magnetic field.
MAGNETIC LENS, noun. (physics) a magnetic field with axial symmetry capable of converging a beam of charged particles of uniform velocity and of forming images of objects placed in the path of such beam
MAGNETIC LEVITATION, noun. A method of supporting and transporting objects and vehicles by using a magnetic field to counterbalance the gravitational pull
MAGNETIC MINE, noun. (military) A mine which responds to the magnetic field of a target.
MAGNETIC MOMENT, noun. (physics) The torque exerted on a magnet within a magnetic field; a vector, being the product of the strength of the magnet and the distance between its poles.
MAGNETIC MONOPOLE, noun. (physics) a hypothetical particle having an isolated north or south pole; the magnetic equivalent of an isolated electric charge
MAGNETIC NORTH, noun. (geography) At a given point, the direction in which the magnetic North Pole of the Earth lies.
MAGNETIC NORTH, noun. At a given point on Earth's surface, the direction of Earth's magnetic field, i.e. the direction into which the compass needle of a magnetic compass points.
MAGNETIC NORTH POLE, noun. The point on the Earth where compasses point to. It is constantly drifting and is currently located on Ellesmere Island some 1,000 km from the geographic North Pole.
MAGNETIC PERMEABILITY, noun. (physics) a measure of the magnetisation of a material in a magnetic field; symbol μ. Materials with values less than 1 are diamagnetic those above are paramagnetic.
MAGNETIC POETRY, noun. Poetry, often terse and surreal, created by assembling magnetic pieces bearing words or word fragments.
MAGNETIC POLARITY, noun. (physics) the state of being a north pole or south pole; the magnetic equivalent of electric charge
MAGNETIC POLE, noun. Either of the two points, near the ends of a magnet, at which the magnetic lines of force converge.
MAGNETIC POLE, noun. Either of the two locations on a planet's surface at which the planet's magnetic field lines are vertical.
MAGNETIC POLES, noun. Plural of magnetic pole
MAGNETIC QUANTUM NUMBER, noun. (physics) A quantum number of an atomic orbital, whose possible values are related to the azimuthal quantum number, that denotes the energy levels in a subshell
MAGNETIC RECORDING, noun. The recording of a signal; sound or image, on a magnetizable vessel or medium for storage, and retrieval purposes.
MAGNETIC RECORDINGS, noun. Plural of magnetic recording
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, noun. (medicine) A technique that uses nuclear magnetic resonance to form cross sectional images of the human body for diagnostic purposes.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE TOMOGRAPHY, noun. Magnetic resonance imaging
MAGNETIC REVERSAL, noun. Any of several reversals in the polarity of the Earth's magnetic field (such that a compass points South) that have happened over geologic time.
MAGNETIC STIRRER, noun. (chemistry) laboratory equipment. A machine that produces a rotating magnetic field, so that a magnetic stir bar will automatically stir a chemical solution. They often incorporate an electric heating plate.
MAGNETIC STRIPE, noun. A band of magnetic material in which tiny iron-based particles are used for data storage, used on swipecards.
MAGNETIC STRIPES, noun. Plural of magnetic stripe
MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY, noun. (physics) a measure of the magnetization of a material per unit of applied magnetic field
MAGNETIC TAPE, noun. A type of (usually) acrylic tape with a fine coating of magnetically sensitive material on one side, used for recording audio and other data.
MAGNETIC TAPES, noun. Plural of magnetic tape
MAGNETIC TERMITE, noun. Amitermes meridionalis, a eusocial insect in the family Termitidae, endemic to northern Australia.
MAGNETIC THERMOMETER, noun. (physics) a thermometer whose operation is based upon Curie's law; typically used to measure temperatures below 1°K
MAGNETIC VARIATION, noun. (military) (nautical) (navigation) In navigation, at a given place and time, the horizontal angle between the true north and magnetic north measured east or west according to whether magnetic north lies east or west of true north.
MAGNETIC VARIATION, noun. (cartography) In cartography, the annual change in direction of the horizontal component of the Earth’s magnetic field.

Dictionary definition

MAGNETIC, adjective. Of or relating to or caused by magnetism; "magnetic forces".
MAGNETIC, adjective. Having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel; "the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material".
MAGNETIC, adjective. Capable of being magnetized.
MAGNETIC, adjective. Determined by earth's magnetic fields; "magnetic north"; "the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole".
MAGNETIC, adjective. Possessing an extraordinary ability to attract; "a charismatic leader"; "a magnetic personality".

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