electromagnet


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

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

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]

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.

electromagnet

A temporary magnet produced when electric current flows through wire that has been coiled around soft iron.
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
Translations

electromagnet

[ɪˈlektrəʊˈmægnɪt] Nelectroimán m

electromagnet

[ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmægnɪt] nélectroaimant m

electromagnet

[ɪˈlɛktrəʊˈmægnɪt] nelettromagnete m
References in periodicals archive ?
Tenders are invited for Agreement for the supply of goods according to Lot # 12406/290 P4 / P-18 "Supply of an electromagnet for the construction of Unit 4 of Rostov NPP
Install suspended magnetic separators--When addressing the magnetic collection of tramp metal, the suspended electromagnet is undoubtedly the industry workhorse.
The high frequency jacquard electromagnet (SZT-003), electronic dobby magnet (SZT-001-20), Energy-saving jacquard Modules (M5), and the new solenoid valve (TAU-2536), the four items have become National high-tech products and the adoption of high-tech achievements of Shanghai and the state's protection key products.
The corbel connection and electromagnet are connected by keys and secured by bolts.
Because it's a device that measures the electromagnet wave's angle of arrival in free space, signal amplitude reaching a receiving antenna can be changed by various factors, and it results DF accuracy errors.
Of 3,441 drivers checked, 643 had exceeded their hours while 90 had attempted to conceal this by using electromagnet to disengage their tachograph.
The 50-foot-wide, 15-ton electromagnet attracted a sensation wherever it went during its slow, delicate 3,200-mile journey from New York to suburban Chicago.
Sir Don was honoured at a recent gala dinner in Auckland alongside seven category winners: electromagnet pioneer Bill Buckley, sustainable energy entrepreneur Dr Sean Simpson, animal health solutions developer Dr Doug Cleverly, international business achiever Judith Hanratty, global technology guru Geraldine McBride, food empire builder Annabel Langbein and high-flying former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe.
solves several of these problems by displacing both conventional electromagnet technology and tritium-based approaches to fusion.
We have a comprehensive range of reliable magnetic products that include full electromagnet product design capability, full electromagnet system design capability, in-house quality precision machining and assembly capability and much more.
The pushbutton switch has an electromagnet inside the switch that provides automatic safety protection against power outages and restarts.
The resulting electromagnet, more than 1,800 times stronger than a typical fridge magnet, will be used to test the properties of new materials including superconductors.