Pronunciation: (mag'ni-tiz"um), [key]
1. the properties of attraction possessed by magnets; the molecular properties common to magnets.
2. the agency producing magnetic phenomena.
3. the science dealing with magnetic phenomena.
4. strong attractive power or charm: Everyone succumbed to the magnetism of his smile.
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