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solenoid

so·le·noid

 (sō′lə-noid′)
n.
1. A current-carrying coil of wire that acts like a magnet when a current passes through it.
2. An assembly used as a switch, consisting of a coil and a metal core free to slide along the coil axis under the influence of the magnetic field.

[French solénoïde, from Greek sōlēnoeidēs, pipe-shaped : sōlēn, pipe + -oeidēs, -oid.]

so′le·noi′dal (-noid′l) adj.
so′le·noi′dal·ly adv.
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solenoid

(ˈsəʊlɪˌnɔɪd)
n
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. (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
[C19: from French solénoïde, from Greek sōlēn a pipe, tube]
ˌsoleˈnoidal adj
ˌsoleˈnoidally adv
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so•le•noid

(ˈsoʊ ləˌnɔɪd, ˈsɒl ə-)

n.
a coil of wire that, when carrying current, magnetically attracts a sliding iron core.
[1825–35; < French solénoïde < Greek sōlḗn pipe, channel]
so`le•noi′dal, adj.
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solenoid

so·le·noid

(sō′lə-noid′)
A coil of wire that acts as a magnet when an electric current passes through it.
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solenoid

A wire coil partly surrounding an iron core. When current flows through the wire it produces an electromagnetic effect.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solenoid - a coil of wire around an iron coresolenoid - a coil of wire around an iron core; becomes a magnet when current passes through the coil
coil - reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
magnet - (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
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Translations

solenoid

[ˈsəʊlənɔɪd] Nsolenoide 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

solenoid

nMagnetspule f; solenoid switchMagnetschalter m
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solenoid

[ˈsəʊlɪˌnɔɪd] n (Phys, Elec) → solenoide m
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32), lumina of ST1 interconnected by a solenoidally coiled canal (Fig.
Immediately posterior to the hood are the medially situated COs and the first stretch of the ID, which is directed outward, widened halfway and splitting in an anteriorly directed duct towards ST2 and an outwards oriented one connecting to the laterally situated ST1, which consists of two globular lumina interconnected by a solenoidally coiled canal.
55) shows two narrow and elongated, median ST2 flanked laterally by a longitudinally elongated ST1 consisting of two small lumina interconnected through two solenoidally coiled, intertwined canals.