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magnetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmæɡ.nət/
  • magnet noun [C] (OBJECT)

an ​object that is ​able both to ​attractiron and steelobjects and also ​push them away
(Definition of magnet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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magnetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæɡ·nət/
physics an ​object, esp. a ​piece of ​iron, that is ​able to ​attractiron and ​steelobjects toward itself: Magnets are used to ​attach the ​toy train’s ​cars to the ​engine. We use a ​refrigerator magnet (= ​smalldecorative magnet that will ​stick to a ​steeldoor) to ​hangourkids’ ​latestdrawings. fig. New York City ​remains a magnet for tourists (= it ​attracts them).
(Definition of magnet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “magnet”
in Korean 자석…
in Arabic مِغناطيس…
in Malaysian magnet…
in French aimant…
in Russian магнит…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物體, 磁體, 磁鐵,磁石…
in Italian calamita…
in Turkish mıknatıs…
in Polish magnes…
in Spanish imán…
in Vietnamese nam châm…
in Portuguese ímã…
in Thai แม่เหล็ก…
in German der Magnet…
in Catalan imant…
in Japanese 磁石…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物体, 磁体, 磁铁,磁石…
in Indonesian magnet…
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