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English Dictionary: diamagnetic by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. relating to or exhibiting diamagnetism; slightly repelled by a magnet
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Diamagnetic \Di`a*mag*net"ic\, a.
      Pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, diamagnetism;
      taking, or being of a nature to take, a position at right
      angles to the lines of magnetic force. See {Paramagnetic}.
      {Diamagnetic attraction}. See under {Attraction}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Diamagnetic \Di`a*mag*net"ic\, n.
      Any substance, as bismuth, glass, phosphorous, etc., which in
      a field of magnetic force is differently affected from the
      ordinary magnetic bodies, as iron; that is, which tends to
      take a position at right angles to the lines of magnetic
      force, and is repelled by either pole of the magnet.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Attraction \At*trac"tion\, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.]
      1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws
            anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually
            between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them
            together, or to produce their cohesion or combination, and
            conversely resisting separation.
      Note: Attraction is exerted at both sensible and insensible
               distances, and is variously denominated according to
               its qualities or phenomena. Under attraction at
               sensible distances, there are, -- (1.)
      {Attraction of gravitation}, which acts at all distances
            throughout the universe, with a force proportional
            directly to the product of the masses of the bodies and
            inversely to the square of their distances apart. (2.)
      {Magnetic}, {diamagnetic}, and {electrical attraction}, each
            of which is limited in its sensible range and is polar in
            its action, a property dependent on the quality or
            condition of matter, and not on its quantity. Under
            attraction at insensible distances, there are, -- (1.)
      {Adhesive attraction}, attraction between surfaces of
            sensible extent, or by the medium of an intervening
            substance. (2.)
      {Cohesive attraction}, attraction between ultimate particles,
            whether like or unlike, and causing simply an aggregation
            or a union of those particles, as in the absorption of
            gases by charcoal, or of oxygen by spongy platinum, or the
            process of solidification or crystallization. The power in
            adhesive attraction is strictly the same as that of
            cohesion. (3.)
      {Capillary attraction}, attraction causing a liquid to rise,
            in capillary tubes or interstices, above its level
            outside, as in very small glass tubes, or a sponge, or any
            porous substance, when one end is inserted in the liquid.
            It is a special case of cohesive attraction. (4.)
      {Chemical attraction}, or
      {affinity}, that peculiar force which causes elementary
            atoms, or groups of atoms, to unite to form molecules.
      2. The act or property of attracting; the effect of the power
            or operation of attraction. --Newton.
      3. The power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or
            engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of
            beauty or eloquence.
      4. That which attracts; an attractive object or feature.
      Syn: Allurement; enticement; charm.
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