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Any material which can retain a permanent magnetic charge. Lodestones and Iron are naturally occuring magnets. Other metals, such as Cobalt, Nickel, and Gadolinium, can become magnetized when exposed to a strong magnetic field.
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Resources and Citations
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "ferromagnetism" [Accessed September 3, 2002].
- AMOL reCollections Glossary -http://amol.org.au/recollections/7/c/htm