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diamagnetism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diamagnetism  \Di`a*mag"net*ism\,  n. 
  1.  The  science  which  treats  of  diamagnetic  phenomena,  and  of 
  the  properties  of  diamagnetic  bodies. 
 
  2.  That  form  or  condition  of  magnetic  action  which 
  characterizes  diamagnetics. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diamagnetism 
  n  :  materials  like  copper  or  bismuth  become  magnetized  in  a 
  magnetic  field  with  a  polarity  opposite  to  the  magnetic 
  force;  unlike  iron  they  are  slightly  repelled  by  a  magnet 




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