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magnetic pickup

a phonograph pickup in which the vibrations of the stylus cause variations in or motions of a coil in a magnetic field that produces corresponding variations in an electrical voltage.
Compare crystal pickup. Unabridged
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  • Vehicle speed was measured using a magnetic pickup, mounted to the trailing arm of the suspension.
  • In addition, a design modification will be put into place to change the overspeed trip to a magnetic pickup design.
  • Sorting is via magnetic pickup, eddy current separation, and manual picking.

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