Etymology
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inclination (n.)

late 14c., inclinacioun, "condition of being mentally disposed" (to do something), "natural disposition due to a humor or the influence of planets at one's birth," from Old French inclination (14c.) and directly from Latin inclinationem (nominative inclinatio) "a leaning, bending," figuratively "tendency, bias, favor," noun of action from past-participle stem of inclinare "to bend, turn; cause to lean" (see incline (v.)). Meaning "action of bending toward" (something) is from early 15c. That of "amount of a slope" is from 1799.

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magnetic (adj.)

1610s, literal, "having the properties of a magnet;" 1630s, figurative, "having powers of attraction;" from Modern Latin magneticus, from Latin magnes (see magnet). Meaning "capable of being attracted by a magnet" is by 1837. Related: Magnetical (1580s); magnetics "the science of magnetism" (1786).

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ferromagnetic (adj.)
"behaving like iron in a magnetic field," 1840, from ferro- "iron" + magnetic.
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electromagnetic (adj.)

also electro-magnetic, "Pertaining to electromagnetics, or to the relation between electricity and magnetism; of the nature of electromagnetism," 1821; see electro- + magnetic.

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demagnetization (n.)

"act or process of depriving of magnetic polarity," 1844, noun of action from demagnetize.

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magnetize (v.)

"charge or supply with magnetic properties," 1799, from magnet + -ize. Related: Magnetized; magnetizing. From 1785 in now-obsolete sense of "to mesmerize, hypnotize."

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demagnetize (v.)

"deprive of magnetic polarity," 1835; see de- + magnetize. Related: Demagnetized; demagnetizing.

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magnetite (n.)

magnetic or magnetizable iron ore, 1840, from German magnetit; see magnet + -ite (2).

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maglev 

system of rail transportation using two sets of magnets, 1973, a contraction of magnetic levitation.

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magneto- 
word-forming element meaning "magnetic, magnetism," from Greek magneto-, combining form of magnes (see magnet).
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