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Meaning of magnet

mag•net

Pronunciation: (mag'nit), [key]
— n.
  1. a body, as a piece of iron or steel, that possesses the property of attracting certain substances, as iron.
  2. a lodestone.
  3. a thing or person that attracts: The park was a magnet for pickpockets and muggers.

magnet-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore some vowels: magneton.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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