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magnet

MAG'NET, n. [L. from Gr. Magnesia, in Asia Minor.] The lodestone; an ore of iron which has the peculiar properties of attracting metallic iron, of pointing to the poles, and of dipping or inclining downwards. These properties it communicates to iron by contact. A bar of iron to which these properties are imparted, is called an artificial magnet.




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MAG'NET, n. [L. from Gr. Magnesia, in Asia Minor.] The lodestone; an ore of iron which has the peculiar properties of attracting metallic iron, of pointing to the poles, and of dipping or inclining downwards. These properties it communicates to iron by contact. A bar of iron to which these properties are imparted, is called an artificial magnet.


MAG'NET, n. [L. from Gr. μαγνης, taper, from Magnesia, in Asia Minor.]

  1. The lodestone; an ore of iron which has the peculiar properties of attracting metallic iron, of pointing to the poles, and of dipping or inclining downward. These properties it communicates to iron by contact. A bar of iron to which these properties are imparted, is called an artificial magnet. Encyc.
  2. Steel having magnetic properties.

Mag"net
  1. The loadstone; a species of iron ore (the ferrosoferric or magnetic ore, Fe3O4) which has the property of attracting iron and some of its ores, and, when freely suspended, of pointing to the poles; -- called also natural magnet.

    Dinocrates began to make the arched roof of the temple of Arsinoë all of magnet, or this loadstone. Holland.

    Two magnets, heaven and earth, allure to bliss,
    The larger loadstone that, the nearer this.
    Dryden.

  2. A bar or mass of steel or iron to which the peculiar properties of the loadstone have been imparted; -- called, in distinction from the loadstone, an artificial magnet.

    * An artificial magnet, produced by the action of a voltaic or electrical battery, is called an electro-magnet.

    Field magnet (Physics *** Elec.), a magnet used for producing and maintaining a magnetic field] -- used especially of the stationary or exciting magnet of a dynamo or electromotor in distinction from that of the moving portion or armature.

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Magnet

MAG'NET, noun [Latin from Gr. Magnesia, in Asia Minor.] The lodestone; an ore of iron which has the peculiar properties of attracting metallic iron, of pointing to the poles, and of dipping or inclining downwards. These properties it communicates to iron by contact. A bar of iron to which these properties are imparted, is called an artificial magnet

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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