Meaning of “magnet” in the English Dictionary

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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)