Electro-magnet

electromagnet

[ih-lek-troh-mag-nit]
noun
a device consisting of an iron or steel core that is magnetized by electric current in a coil that surrounds it.

Origin:
1815–25; electro- + magnet

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electromagnet (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪt)
 
n
a magnet consisting of an iron or steel core wound with a coil of wire, through which a current is passed

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electromagnet
1831, from electro- (see electric) + magnet.
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electromagnet   (ĭ-lěk'trō-māg'nĭt)  Pronunciation Key 
A device consisting of a coil of insulated wire wrapped around an iron core that becomes magnetized when an electric current flows through the wire. Electromagnets are used to convert electrical control signals into mechanical movements. See Note at magnetism.
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electromagnet definition


A magnet created by passing an electric current through coils of wire. Electromagnets are widely used in common electrical systems.

electromagnet definition


A magnet created by passing an electric current through coils of wire. Such magnets are widely used in common electrical systems.

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