field magnet

noun

Definition of field magnet

: a magnet for producing and maintaining a magnetic field especially in a generator or electric motor

Examples of field magnet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scanner uses a low-field magnet, so it can be wheeled into hospital rooms and take pictures of the brain while patients are in bed. Liz Szabo, CNN, "ICUs become a 'delirium factory' for Covid-19 patients," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of field magnet

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Field magnet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20magnet. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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