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1. (Electronics) a coil of wire, usually cylindrical, in which a magnetic field is set up by passing a current through it
2. (Electronics) a coil of wire, partially surrounding an iron core, that is made to move inside the coil by the magnetic field set up by a current: used to convert electrical to mechanical energy, as in the operation of a switch
3. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering) such a device used as a relay, as in a motor vehicle for connecting the battery directly to the starter motor when activated by the ignition switch
[from French solénoïde, from Greek sōlēn a pipe, tube]
so•le•noid (ˈsoʊ ləˌnɔɪd, ˈsɒl ə-)
a coil of wire that, when carrying current, magnetically attracts a sliding iron core.
[1825–35; < French solénoïde < Greek sōlḗn pipe, channel]
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