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Definition of magnet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a piece of iron that attracts objects made of iron toward it, either naturally or because of an electric current that is passed through it
  2. 2[usually singular] magnet (for somebody/something) a person, place, or thing that someone or something is attracted to In the 1990s the area became a magnet for new investment.
  3. 3an object with a magnetic surface that you can stick onto a metal surface refrigerator magnets
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: magnet

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