Definition of Electromagnet

1. Noun. A temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet.

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Group relationships: Electric Bell, Electrical Relay, Relay
Generic synonyms: Magnet
Specialized synonyms: Magnetic Head

Definition of Electromagnet

1. n. A mass, usually of soft iron, but sometimes of some other magnetic metal, as nickel or cobalt, rendered temporarily magnetic by being placed within a coil of wire through which a current of electricity is passing. The metal is generally in the form of a bar, either straight, or bent into the shape of a horseshoe.

Definition of Electromagnet

1. Noun. A magnet which attracts metals only when electrically activated ¹

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Definition of Electromagnet

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Medical Definition of Electromagnet

1. A mass, usually of soft iron, but sometimes of some other magnetic metal, as nickel or cobalt, rendered temporarily magnetic by being placed within a coil of wire through which a current of electricity is passing. The metal is generally in the form of a bar, either straight, or bent into the shape of a horseshoe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electromagnet

electrolytic
electrolytic capacitor
electrolytic cell
electrolytic condenser
electrolytical
electrolytically
electrolyzable
electrolyzation
electrolyzations
electrolyze
electrolyzed
electrolyzer
electrolyzers
electrolyzes
electrolyzing
electromagnet (current term)
electromagnetic
electromagnetic coupling
electromagnetic delay line
electromagnetic energy
electromagnetic field
electromagnetic fields
electromagnetic flowmeter
electromagnetic force
electromagnetic induction
electromagnetic interaction
electromagnetic intrusion
electromagnetic lens
electromagnetic pulse
electromagnetic radiation

Literary usage of Electromagnet

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1. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"A lifting electromagnet. of pig-iron; the pieces stick to the poles on all sides. ... The lifting power of an electromagnet depends not only on it> ..."

2. Electrical Engineer (1890)
"The set of cells in use have been working intermediate between the ordinary electromagnet and the coil and plunger form. •s with at present only one cell ..."

3. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Circuits by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"Or, if we consider only a motion element dl, F = *| tio+7 ^ams (16) as the force, or pull of the electromagnet in any position l. ..."

4. Physics of the Household by Carleton John Lynde (1914)
"A straight electromagnet is shown in Fig. 125. If we apply the above rule, we find that the north pole is as shown. A horseshoe electromagnet is shown in ..."

5. Solenoids, Electromagnets and Electromagnetic Windings by Charles Reginald Underhill (1914)
"107 is shown a modification of the horseshoe electromagnet. This is also comparable with the bar electromagnet with one of its core ends bent around near ..."

6. Flame, Electricity and the Camera: Man's Progress from the First Kindling of by George Iles (1900)
"Sturgeon's electromagnet. effect than Sturgeon's (Fig. 33). In this temporary magnet, or electromagnet, as thus improved, lay a gift to science and art ..."

7. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"... the ninth series of his to the investigation of a class of phenomena exhibited by the current in a wire which forms the coil of an electromagnet. ..."

8. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"945. substance in the magnetic circuit of a solenoid is an electromagnet, ... In the ordinary form of electromagnet, the magnetizing coil consists of a ..."

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