Paramagnetic Par`a*mag*net"ic, a. [Pref. para- + magnetic.] (Physics) Having or exhibiting paramagnetism; -- opposed to {diamagnetic} and contrasted with {ferromagnetic}. -- n. A paramagnetic substance. --Faraday. -- {Par`a*mag*net"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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