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Meaning of DIAMAGNETISM

Pronunciation:  `dIu'magni`tizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force; unlike iron they are slightly repelled by a magnet
 

DIAMAGNETISM is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: magnetic attraction, magnetic force, magnetism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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