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Related topics: Electricity, Physics
magnetismmag‧net‧is‧m /ˈmæɡnətɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  1 ATTRACTthe physical force that makes two metal objects pull towards each other or push each other apart2 HPEif someone has magnetism, they have powerful exciting qualities that attract people to them his personal magnetism
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magnetismAt this level there is no difficulty about incorporating electricity and magnetism into the Newtonian scheme.It was animal magnetism which was making him shiver and itch.Eleusis kept its magnetism through an impressive ritual, which men, through the changing centuries, could interpret according to their lights.He had squandered his great gifts of talent, intellect, and personal magnetism.And without doubt, many birds as well as pigeons, are able to guide themselves by the earth's magnetism.That, and the sheer magnetism of her personality, won the day.She had such magnetism, Margarett.A force greater than magnetism gripped Jaq's feet.
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