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magnet

noun [C]  /ˈmæɡ·nət/ us  
physics an object, esp. a piece of iron, that is able to attract iron and steel objects toward itself: Magnets are used to attach the toy train’s cars to the engine. We use a refrigerator magnet (= small decorative magnet that will stick to a steel door) to hang our kidslatest drawings. fig. New York City remains a magnet for tourists (= it attracts them).
Translations of “magnet”
in Korean 자석…
in Arabic مِغناطيس…
in French aimant…
in Turkish mıknatıs…
in Italian calamita…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物體, 磁體, 磁鐵,磁石…
in Russian магнит…
in Polish magnes…
in Spanish imán…
in Portuguese ímã…
in German der Magnet…
in Catalan imant…
in Japanese 磁石…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物体, 磁体, 磁铁,磁石…
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