synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of magnetic in English

English Online Dictionary. What means magnetic‎? What does magnetic mean?


Alternative forms

  • magnetical (dated)
  • magnetick (obsolete)


magnet +‎ -ic


  • (US) IPA(key): /mæɡˈnɛtɪk/, [mæɡˈnɛɾɪk]
  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪk


magnetic (comparative more magnetic, superlative most magnetic)

  1. Of, relating to, operating by, or caused by magnetism.
    a magnetic recorder
  2. Having the properties of a magnet, especially the ability to draw or pull.
  3. Determined by earth's magnetic fields.
    magnetic north
    the magnetic meridian
  4. Having an extraordinary ability to attract.
    He has a magnetic personality.
    • John Donne
      she that had all magnetic force alone
  5. (archaic) Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism.
    a magnetic sleep


  • (of, relating to, caused by, or operating by magnetism): magnetised, magnetized
  • (having the properties a magnet): attractive, repulsive
  • (having an extraordinary ability to attract): appealing, attractive, charismatic, inviting, seductive


  • (of, relating to, caused by, or operating by magnetism): antimagnetic
  • (determined by earth's magnetic fields): geographic
  • (having an extraordinary ability to attract): repulsive
  • non-magnetic, nonmagnetic

Derived terms

Related terms

  • magnet




magnetic m (feminine singular magnetica, masculine plural magnetics, feminine plural magneticas)

  1. magnetic

Further reading

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 617.

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