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magnet

mag·net

magnet

 
 
pronunciation:
maeg niht
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an object that attracts iron and some other materials by virtue of a natural or induced force field surrounding it. (See electromagnet.)
In science today, the teacher showed how she could pick up objects with magnets.
 
definition 2: someone, something, or some idea that tends to attract people.
India is a magnet for Americans and Europeans who are interested in Eastern religion and mysticism.