electromagnet

(redirected from Electromagnets)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

e·lec·tro·mag·net

(ĭ-lĕk′trō-măg′nĭt)
n.
A magnet consisting essentially of a coil of insulated wire wrapped around a steel or iron core that is magnetized only when current flows through the wire.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

electromagnet

(ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪt)
n
(General Physics) a magnet consisting of an iron or steel core wound with a coil of wire, through which a current is passed
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

e•lec•tro•mag•net

(ɪˌlɛk troʊˈmæg nɪt)

n.
a device consisting of an iron or steel core that is magnetized by electric current in a coil that surrounds it.
[1815–1825]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·lec·tro·mag·net

(ĭ-lĕk′trō-măg′nĭt)
A device consisting of a coil of insulated wire wrapped around an iron core that becomes magnetized when an electric current flows through the wire. See Note at magnetism.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

electromagnet

A temporary magnet produced when electric current flows through wire that has been coiled around soft iron.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electromagnet - a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron coreelectromagnet - a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
armature - coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field
electric bell - a bell activated by the magnetic effect of an electric current
magnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
magnetic head - an electromagnet (as on a tape recorder) that converts electrical variations into magnetic variations that can be stored on a surface and later retrieved
electrical relay, relay - electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

electromagnet

[ɪˈlektrəʊˈmægnɪt] Nelectroimán m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

electromagnet

[ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmægnɪt] nélectroaimant m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

electromagnet

[ɪˈlɛktrəʊˈmægnɪt] nelettromagnete m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Each catom is a cylinder with electromagnets all along its rounded side.
Its digitally controlled magnetic bearing system, consisting of permanent magnets and electromagnets, replaces conventional lubricated bearings.
Rioux, can also change the shape of these mirrors by letting the silver nanoparticles float on a ferromagnetic fluid and then using electromagnets to move this "ferrofluid." The size of surface features is somewhat limited by the size of the electromagnets, but this may be sufficient for many applications.
It combines permanent and electromagnets to form a variable inductance magnet with improved performance.
Metal fingers are driven at high speed by electromagnets and the "blaw" comes from mechanical lungs driven by a pump.
Because it is intrinsically safe and independent of any external power source, the Magswitch allows the replacement of existing electromagnets if necessary.
Harboring a microprocessor, a motor, and electromagnets, each fist-size cube consists of plastic halves that swivel along a diagonal plane.
The modular electromagnets will help shape the magnetic field confining the NCSX plasma within the vacuum chamber.
The line of electromagnets includes safety holding electromagnets to operate shutters and dampers in case of fire, and types to control emergency exits and magnetic locks for access control.
The repulsion between electromagnets in the carriages and in the ground causes it to float.
The rotor moves due to the stator electromagnets bouncing the rotor magnets away from the stators--in the direction to which the rotor magnets are inclined.
Instead of a clamping device for holding the pattern while it was drawn from the mold, the rollover would use electromagnets. This required the installation of a steel plate on the bottom of the pattern, eliminating the need for true positioning of the mold or a clamping system (Fig.

Full browser ?