Pronunciation: (fer"ī-mag-net'ik, fer"ē-), [key]
noting or pertaining to a substance, as a ferrite, in which the magnetic moments of some neighboring atoms point in opposite directions, with a net magnetization still resulting because of differences in magnitudes of the opposite moments. Cf. antiferromagnetic, diamagnetic, ferromagnetic.
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