magnetism: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mag'ni-tiz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the properties of attraction possessed by magnets; the molecular properties common to magnets.
  2. the agency producing magnetic phenomena.
  3. the science dealing with magnetic phenomena.
  4. strong attractive power or charm: Everyone succumbed to the magnetism of his smile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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