Meaning of “electromagnet” in the English Dictionary

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"electromagnet" in British English

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electromagnetnoun [ C ]

uk /iˌlek.trəuˈmæɡ.nət/ us /iˌlek.troʊˈmæɡ.nət/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Hence the cause of the commonly received opinion among telegraph engineers that for rapid work electromagnets must have short cores. 
  • Many two-pole electromagnets show a tendency to bend together when the current is turned on. 
  • On heating the bulb the duration of the glow was greatly diminished, and it could be instantly extinguished by the presence of an electromagnet. 
  • The heater is cut out by an electromagnet when the glower goes into operation. 
  • We will now consider the actual mechanical construction of the electromagnet. 

(Definition of “electromagnet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)