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magnet

noun
 
 
/ˈmæɡnət/
[C] an iron object that makes pieces of iron or steel (= metal made with iron) move towards itMetals and metalworkingChemical elementsPhysics in general
be a magnet for sb If a place or event is a magnet for people, a lot of people go there: Airports are a magnet for thieves.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
Translations of “magnet”
in Arabic مِغناطيس…
in Korean 자석…
in Malaysian magnet…
in French aimant…
in Turkish mıknatıs…
in Italian calamita…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物體, 磁體, 磁鐵,磁石…
in Russian магнит…
in Polish magnes…
in Vietnamese nam châm…
in Spanish imán…
in Portuguese ímã…
in Thai แม่เหล็ก…
in German der Magnet…
in Catalan imant…
in Japanese 磁石…
in Indonesian magnet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物体, 磁体, 磁铁,磁石…
(Definition of magnet from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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