inductor

[in-duhk-ter]
noun
1.
Also called inductance. Electricity. a coil used to introduce inductance into an electric circuit.
2.
a person who inducts, as into office.

Origin:
1645–55; < Medieval Latin: importer, instigator, Late Latin: schoolmaster, equivalent to Latin indūc(ere) (see induce) + -tor -tor

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inductor (ɪnˈdʌktə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that inducts
2.  a component, such as a coil, in an electrical circuit the main function of which is to produce inductance

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inductor in·duc·tor (ĭn-dŭk'tər)
n.

  1. Something that inducts, especially a device that functions by or introduces inductance into a circuit.

  2. See evocator.

  3. See organizer.

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inductor   (ĭn-dŭk'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. An electrical component or circuit, especially an induction coil, that introduces inductance into a circuit.

  2. A substance that causes an induced reaction. Unlike a catalyst, an inductor is irreversibly transformed in the reaction.


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Each inductor shall be subjected to the electrical tests specified herein.
B equal to the inductance of the highest rated inductor.
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