- Magnetic Mag*net"ic, n.
1. A magnet. [Obs.]
As the magnetic hardest iron draws. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
2. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive, by any means, the properties of the loadstone, and which then, when suspended, fixes itself in the direction of a magnetic meridian. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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