electromagnet

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

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

1821

First Known Use of electromagnet

1821


ELECTROMAGNET Defined for English Language Learners

electromagnet

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

Definition of electromagnet for English Language Learners

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


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


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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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