1. Electricity evolved by the action of magnets.
2. (Physics) That branch of science which treats of the development of electricity by the action of magnets;
the counterpart of electro-magnetism.
(Mag*net"o*graph) n. [Magneto- + -graph.] (Physics) An automatic instrument for
registering, by photography or otherwise, the states and variations of any of the terrestrial magnetic
(Mag`net*om"e*ter) n. [Magneto- + -meter: cf. F. magnétomètre.] (Physics) An instrument
for measuring the intensity of magnetic forces; also, less frequently, an instrument for determining any of
the terrestrial magnetic elements, as the dip and declination.
(Mag`net*o*met"ric) a. Pertaining to, or employed in, the measurement of magnetic
forces; obtained by means of a magnetometer; as, magnetometric instruments; magnetometric measurements.
(Mag`net*o*mo"tor) n. A voltaic series of two or more large plates, producing a great
quantity of electricity of low tension, and hence adapted to the exhibition of electro-magnetic phenomena.
(Mag`net*o*ther"a*py) n. (Med.) The treatment of disease by the application of magnets
to the surface of the body.
(Mag"ni*fi`a*ble), a. [From Magnify.] Such as can be magnified, or extolled.
(Mag*nif"ic Mag*nif"ic*al) a. [L. magnificus; magnus great + facere to make: cf. F. magnifique.
See Magnitude, Fact. and cf. Magnificent.] Grand; splendid; illustrious; magnificent. [Obs.] 1 Chron.
xxii. 5. "Thy magnific deeds." Milton. Mag*nif"ic*al*ly, adv. [Obs.]
(||Mag*nif"i*cat) n. [L., it magnifies.] The song of the Virgin Mary, Luke i. 46; so called
because it commences with this word in the Vulgate.
(Mag*nif"i*cate) v. t. [L. magnificatus, p. p. of magnificare.] To magnify or extol. [Obs.]
(Mag`ni*fi*ca"tion) n. The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration. [R.]
(Mag*nif"i*cence) n. [F. magnificence, L. magnificentia. See Magnific.] The act of
doing what is magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent. Acts xix. 27. "Then cometh magnificence."
And, for the heaven's wide circuit, let it speakMilton.
The Maker's high magnificence, who built
The noblest monuments of Roman magnificence.Eustace.