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From Ancient Greek μαγνήτης λίθος(magnḗtēs líthos, Magnesian stone), after Lydian city Magnesia ad Sipylum (modern-day Manisa, Turkey), named after the Greek region of Μαγνησία(Magnēsía), whence came the colonist who founded it. In ancient times the city was a primary source of mysterious stones that could attract or repel each other, which were eventually named after it.

 
A stack of ferrite magnets

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magnet ‎(plural magnets)

  1. A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
  2. (informal, figuratively, preceded by a noun) A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.
    He always had a girl on his arm - he's a bit of a babe-magnet.
    • 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma, National Geographic (March 2007), 47,
      ...I wanted to show Nick the largest of the water holes, Rigueik, that act as magnets to life in the dry season.

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magnet m

  1. magnet

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magnet m ‎(definite singular magneten, indefinite plural magneter, definite plural magnetene)

  1. a magnet

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magnet m ‎(definite singular magneten, indefinite plural magnetar, definite plural magnetane)

  1. a magnet

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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  • IPA(key): /mǎɡneːt/
  • Hyphenation: mag‧net

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màgnēt m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ма̀гне̄т)

  1. a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)

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  • magnet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

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magnet c

  1. a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)

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Inflection of magnet 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative magnet magneten magneter magneterna
Genitive magnets magnetens magneters magneternas

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