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magnetismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈmæɡ.nə.tɪ.zəm/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
  • magnetism noun [U] (OBJECT)

physics the ​power of being ​able to ​attractiron and steelobjects and also ​push them away
(Definition of magnetism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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magnetismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmæɡ·nəˌtɪz·əm/
the ​power of a ​magnet to ​attract other ​objects: fig. Elvis’s ​animal magnetism (= ​powerfulphysicalattraction) made him a ​belovedcelebrity to millions.
(Definition of magnetism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “magnetism”
in Arabic مَغناطيسِيّة…
in Korean 자성…
in Portuguese magnetismo…
in Catalan magnetisme…
in Japanese マグネシウム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吸引力, 吸引力,魅力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吸引力, 吸引力,魅力…
in Italian magnetismo…
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