magnetism [mag′nə tiz΄əm]
1. the property, quality, or condition of being magnetic
2. the force to which this is due
3. the branch of physics dealing with magnets and magnetic phenomena; magnetics
4. power to attract; personal charm or allure
5. former term for HYPNOTISM

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