\mˈaɡnɪt], \mˈaɡnɪt], \m_ˈa_ɡ_n_ɪ_t]\
Definitions of MAGNET
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- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
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- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
Lodestone, magnetite, native magnetic oxide of iron, a body which has the property of attracting particles of iron and which has magnetic polarity, i.e. when freely suspended, it tends to assume a definite direction between the magnetic poles of the earth. This is a natural magnet; an artificial magnet is a bar or horseshoe-shaped piece of iron which has been made magnetic by contact with another magnet.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
called from Magnes, its discoverer, or from Magnesia, where it is said to have been first found. (F.) Aimant, Pierre d'Aimant. The magnet or loadstous. An amorphous, oxydulated ore of iron, which exerts an attraction on unmagnetized iron, and has the property of exhibiting poles; that is, of pointing by one of its extremities to the north. This ore, by constant or long rubbing, communicates its properties to iron; and thus artificial magnets are formed. Magnetic is found in many countries, and particularly on the island of Elba. The magnet is sometimes used to extract spicula of iron from the eye or from wounds. It has been employed as an antispasmodic; but acts only through the imagination. The powder has been given as a tonic. In Pharmacy, it is used to purify iron filings. It attracts the iron, and the impurities remain behind. It formerly entered, as an ingredient, into several plasters, to draw bullets and heads of arrows from the body- as the Emplastrum divinum Nicolai, the Emplastrum nigrum of Augsburg, the Opodeldoch, and Attractivum of Paracelsus, etc.
By Robley Dunglison
A substance possessing the property of attracting iron, also other substances (especially nickel) in a much feebler degree, and of being itself attracted by those substances. The points at or near the ends of a magnetic bar where such attraction is concentrated, and which, owing to the earth's magnetic attraction, assume a position toward the north and south respectively, are the poles of the magnet. There are two kinds of m's, the natural m.-loadstone, magnetic iron oxid (q. v., under iron)-and artificial m's (i. e., bars or needles of steel), which have acquired magnetic properties from being rubbed with a m., or otherwise.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe