electromagnet

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

Definition of electromagnet

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

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First Known Use of electromagnet

1821


ELECTROMAGNET Defined for English Language Learners

electromagnet

noun

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

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

Definition of electromagnet for Students

: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

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

medical Definition of electromagnet

: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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