Diamagnetism meaning

dīəmagnətizəm
The property that certain substances have of being weakly repelled by both poles of a magnet.
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Diamagnetic phenomena.
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Diamagnetic force.
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The science that deals with such phenomena and substances.
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The property of being repelled by both poles of a magnet. Most substances commonly considered to be nonmagnetic, such as water, are actually diamagnetic. Though diamagnetism is a very weak effect compared with ferromagnetism and paramagnetism, it can be used to levitate objects.
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(physics) A weak form of magnetism that is only observed in the presence of an external magnetic field; due to an induced magnetic field in an opposite direction.
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