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It is a permanent magnet. Electromagnets(as the name suggests) requires an electric source to become a magnet, when the power source is turned off it will not function as a magnet.

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Q: Is the magnet in a compass a permanent magnet or a electromagnet?
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Is the magnet in a compass a permanent magnetic or an electromagnet?

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