One of the principal objects of theoretical research in any
department of knowledge is to find the point of view from which the
subject appears in greatest simplicity.
-- J. Willard Gibbs, Collected Works, v.1; p. 10.
MAGNET, n. Something acted upon by magnetism.
MAGNETISM, n. Something acting upon a magnet.
The two definitions immediately foregoing are condensed from the
works of one thousand eminent scientists, who have illuminated the
subject with a great white light, to the inexpressible advancement of