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Pronunciation: (fer"ō-mag-net'ik), [key]
adj. Physics.
noting or pertaining to a substance, as iron, that below a certain temperature, the Curie point, can possess magnetization in the absence of an external magnetic field; noting or pertaining to a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are aligned. Cf. antiferromagnetic, diamagnetic, ferrimagnetic, paramagnetic.

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