[mag-net-ik] /mægˈnɛt ɪk/
of or relating to a or .
having the properties of a .
capable of being or attracted by a .
pertaining to the of the earth:
the magnetic equator.
exerting a strong attractive power or charm:
a magnetic personality.
noting or pertaining to various bearings and measurements as indicated by a :
magnetic amplitude; magnetic course; magnetic meridian.
of, producing, or operated by means of magnetism
of or concerned with a magnet
of or concerned with the magnetism of the earth: the magnetic equator
capable of being magnetized
exerting a powerful attraction: a magnetic personality
1610s, literal; 1630s, figurative, from Modern Latin magneticus, from Latin magnes (see magnet).
Producing, caused by, or making use of magnetic fields.
noun, Electricity. 1. an amplifier that applies the input signal to a primary winding and feeds an alternating current to a secondary winding where this current is modulated by the variations in the primary winding.
noun, Geology. 1. a departure from the normal magnetic field of the earth.
noun, Navigation. 1. the bearing of a point relative to that of the nearest magnetic pole.
noun 1. Physics. a magnetic field so shaped that it can confine a plasma: used in a proposed design for fusion reactors. noun 1. a configuration of magnetic fields for containing plasma