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magnet

noun [C]  us   /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).
Translations of “magnet”
in Arabic مِغناطيس…
in Korean 자석…
in Malaysian magnet…
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 Vietnamese nam châm…
in Spanish imán…
in Portuguese ímã…
in Thai แม่เหล็ก…
in German der Magnet…
in Catalan imant…
in Japanese 磁石…
in Indonesian magnet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物体, 磁体, 磁铁,磁石…
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