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English definition of “magnet”

magnet

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæɡ.nət/ us  

magnet noun [C] (OBJECT)

an object that is able both to attract iron and steel objects and also push them awayMetals and metalworkingChemical elementsElectricity and electronics

magnet noun [C] (ATTRACTION)

a person, place, or thing that other people feel strongly attracted to: The United States has always acted as a magnet for people seeking fame and fortune.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
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