a magnet attracts a piece of iron towards it. is attraction also a pull? what about repulsion between similar poles of two magnets ? is it a pull or push ?

 Yes, an attraction is a pull while repulsion is a push. (Check the meaning of repel) 

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When a magnet attracts a piece of iron towards it, the pice of iron moves towards the magnet. When anything moves towards something it is a pull. Repulsion means moving away from each other. When things move away from each other, it is a push. Hope you got the answer!

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The attaraction of a piece of iron towards is pull and the repulsion of similar poles of magnets is push
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Does it mean that the net force on an object is zero if the two forces acting on it in opposite directions are equal
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