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Definition 1: (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field - [noun denoting artifact]

(magnet is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of magnet ) a magnet in the form of a bar with magnetic poles at each end

(... is a kind of magnet ) a coil of wire around an iron core; becomes a magnet when current passes through the coil

(... is a kind of magnet ) a magnet that retains its magnetism after being removed from a magnetic field

(... is a kind of magnet ) magnet made of a substance whose magnetization is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field applied to it

(... is a kind of magnet ) a slender magnet suspended in a magnetic compass on a mounting with little friction; used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic pole

(... is a kind of magnet ) a magnet that provides a magnetic field in a dynamo or electric motor

(... is a kind of magnet ) a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet

(magnet is a part of ...) one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

(magnet is a part of ...) a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

(magnet belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 2: a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where magnet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flowers are an attractor for bees

Synonyms for magnet in the sense of this definition

(magnet is a kind of ...) a prominent attribute or aspect of something

"the map showed roads and other features" "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

(... is a kind of magnet ) a general interest that leads people to want to know more

"She was the center of attention"

(... is a kind of magnet ) a characteristic that attracts tourists

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