An example of a solenoid is the part of a car's starting system that transfers the electric current from the ignition to the motor.
Origin of solenoidFrench solénoïde from Classical Greek s?l?n, a tube, channel ( from Indo-European an unverified form tul- from base an unverified form tw?- from source Sanskrit t??a, a quiver) + eidos, -oid
- A current-carrying coil of wire that acts like a magnet when a current passes through it.
- 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.
Origin of solenoidFrench solénoïde from Greek sōlēnoeidēs pipe-shaped sōlēn pipe -oeidēs -oid
solenoid - Computer Definition
A mechanical switch that is activated by a magnetic coil. It is used to open and close an electric circuit, open or close a valve in a fluid pipe or cause some mechanical action to be triggered.