magnetic

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See also: magnètic

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

magnet +‎ -ic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /mæɡˈnɛtɪk/, [mæɡˈnɛɾɪk]
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  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪk

Adjective[edit]

magnetic (comparative more magnetic, superlative most magnetic)

  1. Of, relating to, operating by, or caused by magnetism.
    a magnetic recorder
  2. Having the properties of a magnet, especially the ability to draw or pull.
  3. Determined by earth's magnetic fields.
    magnetic north
    the magnetic meridian
  4. Having an extraordinary ability to attract.
    He has a magnetic personality.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Donne and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      she that had all magnetic force alone
  5. (archaic) Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism.
    a magnetic sleep

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Adjective[edit]

magnetic m (feminine singular magnetica, masculine plural magnetics, feminine plural magneticas)

  1. magnetic
    • 2019 January 18, “La planeta dels tres pòls magnetics”, in Jornalet[1]:
      Son camp magnetic es lo pus grand del Sistèma Solar.
      Its magnetic field is the largest in the Solar System.

Further reading[edit]

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 617.