Definitions for magnetomægˈni toʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•ne•tomægˈni toʊ(n.)(pl.)-tos.

  1. a small electric generator in which permanent magnets provide the magnetic field.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

Origin of magneto:

1880–85

magneto-

  1. a combining form representing magnetic or magnetism in compound words:

    magnetometer.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism, Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magneto, magnetoelectric machine(noun)

    a small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine

Wiktionary

  1. magneto(Noun)

    a dynamo that provides power to the spark plugs of a small internal combustion engine

Freebase

  1. Magneto

    Magneto is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He has most often been the primary villain of the X-Men comics, as well as the TV shows and the films; although in the comics, he has been an ally and even member of the X-Men at times. The character first appears in X-Men #1, and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. A powerful mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetic fields, Magneto desired mutants to eventually dominate the human race as he viewed humans as an outdated species that no longer deserves its continual domination over the world. However, writers have since fleshed out his character and origin, revealing him to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor whose actions are driven by the purpose of protecting the mutant race from suffering a similar fate. His role in comics has varied from supervillain to antihero to superhero. His character's early history has been compared with the civil rights leader Malcolm X and Jewish ultranationalist Meir Kahane. Sir Ian McKellen portrayed Magneto through the X-Men film series. Michael Fassbender plays a younger version of the character in the 2011 prequel X-Men: First Class, and the upcoming 2014 sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Magneto was ranked number 1 by IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Villains list, was listed number 17 in Wizard's Top 100 Greatest Villains Ever list, and was ranked as the 9th Greatest Comic Book Character Ever in Wizard's list of the 200 Greatest Comic Book Characters of All Time, the second highest villain on that list.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Magneto

    Abbreviation for Magneto-electric Generator. (See Magneto-electric Generator.)

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