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 Dictionary entry overview: What does antiferromagnetism mean? 

  The noun ANTIFERROMAGNETISM has 1 sense:

1. magnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins; varies with temperature

  Familiarity information: ANTIFERROMAGNETISM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1antiferromagnetism [BACK TO TOP]


Magnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins; varies with temperature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("antiferromagnetism" is a kind of...):

magnetic attraction; magnetic force; magnetism (attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "antiferromagnetism"):

ferrimagnetism (a phenomenon in ferrites where there can be incomplete cancellation of antiferromagnetic arranged spins giving a net magnetic moment)

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