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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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Definitions of magnetic

magnetic (adj.)
of or relating to or caused by magnetism;
magnetic forces
magnetic (adj.)
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
Synonyms: magnetized / magnetised
magnetic (adj.)
capable of being magnetized;
magnetic (adj.)
determined by earth's magnetic fields;
the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole
magnetic north
magnetic (adj.)
possessing an extraordinary ability to attract;
a magnetic personality
Synonyms: charismatic
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