What does magnetite mean?

Definitions for magnetiteˈmæg nɪˌtaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnetite, magnetic iron-ore(noun)

    an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets


  1. magnetite(Noun)

    A magnetic mineral, FeO, one of the primary ores of iron. It has also been called lodestone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnetite(noun)

    an oxide of iron (Fe3O4) occurring in isometric crystals, also massive, of a black color and metallic luster. It is readily attracted by a magnet and sometimes possesses polarity, being then called loadstone. It is an important iron ore. Called also magnetic iron


  1. Magnetite

    Magnetite is a mineral, one of the two common naturally occurring iron oxides and a member of the spinel group. Magnetite is the most magnetic of all the naturally occurring minerals on Earth. Naturally magnetized pieces of magnetite, called lodestone, will attract small pieces of iron, and this was how ancient people first noticed the property of magnetism. Small grains of magnetite occur in almost all igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is black or brownish-black with a metallic luster, has a Mohs hardness of 5–6 and a black streak. The chemical IUPAC name is iron oxide and the common chemical name is ferrous-ferric oxide.

Editors Contribution

  1. magnetite

    A type of natural occurring mineral created in various forms.

    Magnetite is a mineral that is mined and used for various purposes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnetite in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnetite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Quentin Hill:

    The soft rock enables simple liberation of a super grade magnetite product without complex and expensive processing methods.

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