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diamagnetic


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diamagnetic  \Di`a*mag*net"ic\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  or  exhibiting  the  phenomena  of  diamagnetism; 
  taking,  or  being  of  a  nature  to  take  a  position  at  right 
  angles  to  the  lines  of  magnetic  force.  See  {Paramagnetic}. 
 
  {Diamagnetic  attraction}.  See  under  {Attraction}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diamagnetic  \Di`a*mag*net"ic\,  n. 
  Any  substance,  as  bismuth,  glass,  phosphorous,  etc.,  which  in 
  a  field  of  magnetic  force  is  differently  affected  from  the 
  ordinary  magnetic  bodies,  as  iron;  that  is  which  tends  to 
  take  a  position  at  right  angles  to  the  lines  of  magnetic 
  force,  and  is  repelled  by  either  pole  of  the  magnet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attraction  \At*trac"tion\,  n.  [L.  attractio:  cf  F.  attraction.] 
  1.  (Physics)  An  invisible  power  in  a  body  by  which  it  draws 
  anything  to  itself  the  power  in  nature  acting  mutually 
  between  bodies  or  ultimate  particles,  tending  to  draw  them 
  together,  or  to  produce  their  cohesion  or  combination,  and 
  conversely  resisting  separation. 
 
  Note:  Attraction  is  exerted  at  both  sensible  and  insensible 
  distances,  and  is  variously  denominated  according  to 
  its  qualities  or  phenomena.  Under  attraction  at 
  sensible  distances,  there  are  --  (1.) 
 
  {Attraction  of  gravitation},  which  acts  at  all  distances 
  throughout  the  universe,  with  a  force  proportional 
  directly  to  the  product  of  the  masses  of  the  bodies  and 
  inversely  to  the  square  of  their  distances  apart.  (2.) 
 
  {Magnetic},  {diamagnetic},  and  {electrical  attraction},  each 
  of  which  is  limited  in  its  sensible  range  and  is  polar  in 
  its  action  a  property  dependent  on  the  quality  or 
  condition  of  matter,  and  not  on  its  quantity.  Under 
  attraction  at  insensible  distances,  there  are  --  (1.) 
 
  {Adhesive  attraction},  attraction  between  surfaces  of 
  sensible  extent,  or  by  the  medium  of  an  intervening 
  substance.  (2.) 
 
  {Cohesive  attraction},  attraction  between  ultimate  particles, 
  whether  like  or  unlike,  and  causing  simply  an  aggregation 
  or  a  union  of  those  particles,  as  in  the  absorption  of 
  gases  by  charcoal,  or  of  oxygen  by  spongy  platinum,  or  the 
  process  of  solidification  or  crystallization.  The  power  in 
  adhesive  attraction  is  strictly  the  same  as  that  of 
  cohesion.  (3.) 
 
  {Capillary  attraction},  attraction  causing  a  liquid  to  rise, 
  in  capillary  tubes  or  interstices,  above  its  level 
  outside,  as  in  very  small  glass  tubes,  or  a  sponge,  or  any 
  porous  substance,  when  one  end  is  inserted  in  the  liquid. 
  It  is  a  special  case  of  cohesive  attraction.  (4.) 
 
  {Chemical  attraction},  or 
 
  {affinity},  that  peculiar  force  which  causes  elementary 
  atoms,  or  groups  of  atoms,  to  unite  to  form  molecules. 
 
  2.  The  act  or  property  of  attracting;  the  effect  of  the  power 
  or  operation  of  attraction.  --Newton. 
 
  3.  The  power  or  act  of  alluring,  drawing  to  inviting,  or 
  engaging;  an  attractive  quality;  as  the  attraction  of 
  beauty  or  eloquence. 
 
  4.  That  which  attracts;  an  attractive  object  or  feature. 
 
  Syn:  Allurement;  enticement;  charm. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diamagnetic 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  exhibiting  diamagnetism;  slightly  repelled  by 
  a  magnet 




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