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magnetnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæɡ.nət/  us   /ˈmæɡ.nət/
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magnetnoun [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).
(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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