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

a device made from a piece of iron that becomes magnetic when a changing current is passed through the wire that goes around it

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