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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-ahy-mag-net-ik, fer-ee-]
    • /ˌfɛr aɪ mægˈnɛt ɪk, ˌfɛr i-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-ahy-mag-net-ik, fer-ee-]
    • /ˌfɛr aɪ mægˈnɛt ɪk, ˌfɛr i-/

Definitions of ferrimagnetic word

  • adjective ferrimagnetic noting or pertaining to a substance, as a ferrite, in which the magnetic moments of some neighboring atoms point in opposite directions, with a net magnetization still resulting because of differences in magnitudes of the opposite moments. 1
  • noun ferrimagnetic (of a substance) displaying a weak form of ferromagnetism associated with parallel but opposite alignment of neighboring atoms. In contrast with antiferromagnetic materials, these alignments do not cancel out and there is a net magnetic moment. 1
  • adjective ferrimagnetic designating a material, as magnetite, having a weak, permanent magnetism: used in recording tape 0

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Origin of ferrimagnetic

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
1950-55; ferri- + magnetic; compare French ferrimagnétisme

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ferrimagnetic popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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