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electromagnet

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noun elec·tro·mag·net \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmag-nət\

Simple Definition of electromagnet

  • : a piece of metal that becomes magnetic when an electric current is passed through or near it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of electromagnet

  1. :  a core of magnetic material (as iron) surrounded by a coil of wire through which an electric current is passed to magnetize the core

1831

First Known Use of electromagnet

1831


ELECTROMAGNET Defined for Kids

electromagnet

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noun elec·tro·mag·net \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmag-nət\

Definition of electromagnet for Students

  1. :  a piece of iron encircled by a coil of wire through which an electric current is passed to magnetize the iron




Medical Dictionary

electromagnet

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noun elec·tro·mag·net \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmag-nət\

Medical Definition of electromagnet

  1. :  a core of magnetic material surrounded by a coil of wire through which an electric current is passed to magnetize the core





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