Definitions of magnetic

  1. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive, by any means, the properties of the loadstone, and which then, when suspended, fixes itself in the direction of a magnetic meridian.
  2. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, & c., which may receive the properties of the loadstone.
  3. Magnetically.
  4. determined by earth's magnetic fields; " magnetic north"; " the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole"
  5. having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; " an attractive force"; " the knife hung on a magnetic board"
  6. Alt. of Magnetical
  7. Pertaining to, exhibiting, or produced by, the magnet, or its power of attraction; hence, having the power to attract; as, a magnetic personality; magnetic needle, a slim bar of steel, charged with the forces of attraction, which, swinging in a compass, indicates the earth's force of attraction, and hence, approximately, the north and south line.
  8. Pertaining to, or having the properties of, the magnet; attractive.
  9. Pertaining to the magnet or magnetism; having the properties of the magnet; attractive. Magnetic battery, a combination of magnets with their poles similarly disposed. Magnetic equator, the line round the globe where the needle has no dip. Magnetic fluid, a fluid assumed to account for magnetism. Magnetic induction, power in a magnet of imparting its qualities to certain other substances. Magnetic meridian, the direction indicated by a freely suspended needle. Magnetic pole, the pole where the needle dips vertically.