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English definition of “magnet”

magnet

noun [C]    /ˈmæɡ·nət/ 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).
(Definition of magnet noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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