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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Magnetic \Mag*net"ic\, Magnetical \Mag*net"ic*al\, adjective [L. magneticus: cf. F. magn['e]tique.]

1. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.

2. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.

3. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals.

4. Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment.

She that had all magnetic force alone. --Donne.

5. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; hypnotic; as, a magnetic sleep. See {Magnetism}. [Archaic] [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Magnetic amplitude}, {attraction}, {dip}, {induction}, etc. See under {Amplitude}, {Attraction}, etc.

{Magnetic battery}, a combination of bar or horseshoe magnets with the like poles adjacent, so as to act together with great power.

{Magnetic compensator}, a contrivance connected with a ship's compass for compensating or neutralizing the effect of the iron of the ship upon the needle.

{Magnetic curves}, curves indicating lines of magnetic force, as in the arrangement of iron filings between the poles of a powerful magnet.

{Magnetic elements}. (a) (Chem. Physics) Those elements, as iron, nickel, cobalt, chromium, manganese, etc., which are capable or becoming magnetic. (b) (Physics) In respect to terrestrial magnetism, the declination, inclination, and intensity. (c) See under {Element}.

{Magnetic fluid}, the hypothetical fluid whose existence was formerly assumed in the explanations of the phenomena of magnetism; -- no longer considered a meaningful concept.

{Magnetic iron}, or {Magnetic iron ore}. (Min.) Same as {Magnetite}.

{Magnetic needle}, a slender bar of steel, magnetized and suspended at its center on a sharp-pointed pivot, or by a delicate fiber, so that it may take freely the direction of the magnetic meridian. It constitutes the essential part of a compass, such as the mariner's and the surveyor's.

{Magnetic poles}, the two points in the opposite polar regions of the earth at which the direction of the dipping needle is vertical.

{Magnetic pyrites}. See {Pyrrhotite}.

{Magnetic storm} (Terrestrial Physics), a disturbance of the earth's magnetic force characterized by great and sudden changes.

{magnetic tape} (Electronics), a ribbon of plastic material to which is affixed a thin layer of powder of a material which can be magnetized, such as ferrite. Such tapes are used in various electronic devices to record fluctuating voltages, which can be used to represent sounds, images, or binary data. Devices such as audio casette recorders, videocasette recorders, and computer data storage devices use magnetic tape as an inexpensive medium to store data. Different magnetically susceptible materials are used in such tapes.

{Magnetic telegraph}, a telegraph acting by means of a magnet. See {Telegraph}. [1913 Webster + PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dip \Dip\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dipped}or {Dipt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dipping}.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS. dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. d?pan to baptize, OS. d?pian, D. doopen, G. taufen, Sw. d["o]pa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl? hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. {Deep}, {Dive}.]

1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

The priest shall dip his finger in the blood. --Lev. iv. 6.

[Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep. --Pope.

While the prime swallow dips his wing. --Tennyson.

2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. --Book of Common Prayer. Fuller.

3. To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. [Poetic]

A cold shuddering dew Dips me all o'er. --Milton.

4. To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

He was . . . dipt in the rebellion of the Commons. --Dryden.

5. To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.

6. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Obs.]

Live on the use and never dip thy lands. --Dryden.

{Dipped candle}, a candle made by repeatedly dipping a wick in melted tallow.

{To dip snuff}, to take snuff by rubbing it on the gums and teeth. [Southern U. S.]

{To dip the colors} (Naut.), to lower the colors and return them to place; -- a form of naval salute.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dip \Dip\, noun

1. The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid. "The dip of oars in unison." --Glover.

2. Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.

3. a hollow or depression in a surface, especially in the ground. [PJC]

4. A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.

5. A dipped candle. [Colloq.] --Marryat.

6. A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the performer, resting on his hands, lets his arms bend and his body sink until his chin is level with the bars, and then raises himself by straightening his arms. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. In the turpentine industry, the viscid exudation, which is dipped out from incisions in the trees; as, virgin dip (the runnings of the first year), yellow dip (the runnings of subsequent years). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. (A["e]ronautics) A sudden drop followed by a climb, usually to avoid obstacles or as the result of getting into an airhole. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

9. a liquid, in which objects are soaked by dipping; e.g., a parasiticide or insecticide solution into which animals are dipped (see {sheep-dip}). [PJC]

10. a sauce into which foods are dipped to enhance the flavor; e. g., an {onion dip} made from sour cream and dried onions, into which potato chips are dipped. [PJC]

11. a {pickpocket}. [slang] [PJC]

{Dip of the horizon} (Astron.), the angular depression of the seen or visible horizon below the true or natural horizon; the angle at the eye of an observer between a horizontal line and a tangent drawn from the eye to the surface of the ocean.

{Dip of the needle}, or {Magnetic dip}, the angle formed, in a vertical plane, by a freely suspended magnetic needle, or the line of magnetic force, with a horizontal line; -- called also {inclination}.

{Dip of a stratum} (Geol.), its greatest angle of inclination to the horizon, or that of a line perpendicular to its direction or strike; -- called also the {pitch}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dip \Dip\, verb (used without an object)

1. To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out. --Coleridge.

2. To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.

Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot. --L'Estrange.

3. To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.

When I dipt into the future. --Tennyson.

4. To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into. "Dipped into a multitude of books." --Macaulay.

5. To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.

6. To dip snuff. [Southern U.S.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dip

noun

1: a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"

2: (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon [syn: {dip}, {angle of dip}, {magnetic dip}, {magnetic inclination}, {inclination}]

3: a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places [syn: {pickpocket}, {cutpurse}, {dip}]

4: tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped

5: a brief immersion

6: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" [syn: {drop}, {dip}, {fall}, {free fall}]

7: a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow

8: a brief swim in water [syn: {dip}, {plunge}]

9: a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms

verb

1: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint" [syn: {dunk}, {dip}, {souse}, {plunge}, {douse}]

2: dip into a liquid while eating; "She dunked the piece of bread in the sauce" [syn: {dunk}, {dip}]

3: go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"

4: stain an object by immersing it in a liquid

5: take a small amount from; "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"

6: switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam [syn: {dim}, {dip}]

7: lower briefly; "She dipped her knee"

8: appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line" [syn: {dip}, {sink}]

9: slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"

10: dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool" [syn: {dip}, {douse}, {duck}]

11: place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax

12: immerse in a disinfectant solution; "dip the sheep"

13: plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container; "He dipped into his pocket"

14: scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; "dip water out of a container"


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