induction coil

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Inside the charging pad is an induction coil that creates an oscillating electromagnetic field. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2021 Inside the charging pad is an induction coil that creates an oscillating electromagnetic field. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2021 Inside the charging pad is an induction coil that creates an oscillating electromagnetic field. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2021 Inside the charging pad is an induction coil that creates an oscillating electromagnetic field. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2021 Inside the charging pad is an induction coil that creates an oscillating electromagnetic field. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2021 Inside the charging pad is an induction coil that creates an oscillating electromagnetic field. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2021 Inside the charging pad is an induction coil that creates an oscillating electromagnetic field. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 3 May 2021 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/induction%20coil. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

induction coil

noun

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

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