Inductor definition

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One that inducts, especially:
  • A device that functions by or introduces inductance into an electric circuit.
  • The chemical reactant that initiates or accelerates an induced reaction and is consumed in the process.
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A person who inducts.
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(chem.) A substance that speeds up a slow chemical reaction.
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(elec.) A device designed primarily to introduce inductance into an electric circuit.
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An electrical component or circuit, especially an induction coil, that introduces inductance into a circuit.
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A device comprising one or more windings of a conductive material, around a core of air or a ferromagnetic material, for introducing inductance into an electric circuit.An inductor opposes changes in current, whereas a capacitor opposes changes in voltage. See also capacitor, inductance, and inductive reactance.
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(physics) A passive device that introduces inductance into an electrical circuit.
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(medicine) An evocator or an organizer.
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A substance that causes an induced reaction. Unlike a catalyst, an inductor is irreversibly transformed in the reaction.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inductor
Plural:
inductors