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Meaning of paramagnet

par•a•mag•net

Pronunciation: (par"u-mag'nit, par'u-mag"-), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. a body or substance that, placed in a magnetic field, possesses magnetization in direct proportion to the field strength; a substance in which the magnetic moments of the atoms are not aligned. Cf.
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