Roget's spiral

noun

Ro·​get's spiral
(ˈ)rō¦|zhāz-,
ˈräˈ|
: an open helix of elastic wire that contracts in length when an electric current passes through it and thereby demonstrates the attraction of parallel currents

Word History

Etymology

after Peter M. Roget †1869 English physician

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“Roget's spiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Roget%27s%20spiral. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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