magnet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Old French magnete, Latin magnetum "lodestone" from Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις [λίθος] (magnêtis [líthos], Magnesian [stone]), either after the Lydian city Magnesia ad Sipylum (modern-day Manisa, Turkey), or after the Greek region of Μαγνησία (Magnēsía) (whence came the colonist who founded the city in Lydia).

A stack of ferrite magnets

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magnet (plural magnets)

  1. A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
  2. (informal, figuratively, preceded by a noun) A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.
    He always had a girl on his arm - he's a bit of a babe magnet.
    • 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma, National Geographic (March 2007), 47,
      [] I wanted to show Nick the largest of the water holes, Rigueik, that act as magnets to life in the dry season.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnet m

  1. magnet

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

magnet m (definite singular magneten, indefinite plural magneter, definite plural magnetene)

  1. a magnet

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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magnet m (definite singular magneten, indefinite plural magnetar, definite plural magnetane)

  1. a magnet

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /mǎɡneːt/
  • Hyphenation: mag‧net

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màgnēt m (Cyrillic spelling ма̀гне̄т)

  1. a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)

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  • magnet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

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magnet c

  1. a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)

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Declension of magnet 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative magnet magneten magneter magneterna
Genitive magnets magnetens magneters magneternas

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