induction coil


: an apparatus for obtaining intermittent high voltage that consists of a primary coil through which the direct current flows, an interrupter, and a secondary coil of a larger number of turns in which the high voltage is induced

Examples of induction coil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The space allows room for the keyboard to charge (the laptop has an induction coil) but leaves room for potentially damaging debris. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2023 One or more induction coils in the charging base create a magnetic field and transmit energy. Simon Hill, WIRED, 5 Jan. 2024 When smelling time is over, magnetic induction coils sweep heat away from the face, effectively blowing out the smelly wax. Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, 11 May 2023 And a magnetic induction coil controls a metal plate that conducts heat away from the electrode to rapidly cool it down and shut off the scent. Simon Makin, Scientific American, 9 May 2023 Connected to the radio was a neck-loop induction coil worn under the shadower’s clothing. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 6 Sep. 2014 Inside the charging pad is an induction coil that creates an oscillating electromagnetic field. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of induction coil was in 1837

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“Induction coil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

induction coil

: a device that changes a low steady voltage into a repeating high voltage by induction

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