Definition for MAG'NET

MAG'NET, n. [L. from Gr. μαγνης, taper, from Magnesia, in Asia Minor.]

  1. The lodestone; an ore of iron which has the peculiar properties of attracting metallic iron, of pointing to the poles, and of dipping or inclining downward. These properties it communicates to iron by contact. A bar of iron to which these properties are imparted, is called an artificial magnet. Encyc.
  2. Steel having magnetic properties.

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