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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A piece of soft iron with a coil of wire around it, that becomes a source of attraction when a current passes through the wire.

Usage examples (33)
  • One of the exhibits at the science fair featured a working radio powered by a homemade electromagnet.
  • An electromagnet is created when a piece of iron is coiled with a wire and electricity is passed through the coiled wire.
  • The other arm carries a wire coil attached to an electric circuit-in other words, an electromagnet.
  • (See electromagnet, magnet, and magnetic field.) 1 for more
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