permanent magnet

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a metal component that always has a magnetic influence

Cars & Driving

  • noun a magnetic material such as hardened steel that has been strongly magnetized and retains its magnetism indefinitely; used in electric machines

Electronics

  • A high-retentivity material, such as alnico alloy or certain steels, which can be magnetized sufficiently to retain its magnetism indefinitely. Permanent magnets have applications in various areas of electronics, including their use in sensing devices and speakers. Its abbreviation is PM.
  • acronymPM
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