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diamagnetism

Pronunciation: di'a-mag'ne-tizm

Definition: The property displayed by substances that have a small negative magnetic susceptibility, given by molecules in which all electrons are paired; an unpaired electron yields a magnetic movement, hence the molecule containing such exhibits paramagnetism.

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