Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 288 (Motion towards, actively; force causing to draw closer)

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#288. [Motion towards, actively; force causing to draw closer.] Attraction. -- N. attraction, attractiveness; attractivity[obs]; drawing to, pulling towards, adduction[obs].

electrical attraction, electricity, static electricity, static, static cling; magnetism, magnetic attraction; gravity, attraction of gravitation.

[objects which attract by physical force] lodestone, loadstone, lodestar, loadstar[obs]; magnet, permanent magnet, siderite, magnetite; electromagnet; magnetic coil, voice coil; magnetic dipole; motor coil, rotor, stator.

electrical charge; positive charge, negative charge.

magnetic pole; north pole, south pole; magnetic monopole.

V. attract, draw; draw towards, pull towards, drag towards; adduce.

Adj. attracting &c. v.; attrahent[obs], attractive, adducent[obs], adductive[obs].


Phr. ubi mel ibi apes [Latin][Plautus].