Electromagnet meaning

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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.
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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. Electromagnets are used to convert electrical control signals into mechanical movements.
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A soft iron or steel core surrounded by a coil of wire, that temporarily becomes a magnet when an electric current flows through the wire.
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A magnet which attracts metals only when electrically activated.
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A magnet that is energized by electricity. A coil of wire is wrapped around an iron core. When current flows in the wire, the core generates an energy called "magnetic flux."
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Origin of electromagnet

  • electro- +‎ magnet

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