Ruhmkorff's coil
Ruhmkorff's coil Ruhm"korff's coil` [So called from its inventor, Ruhmkorff, a german physicist.] (Elec.) See {Induction coil}, under {Induction}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ruhmkorff's coil — Coil Coil, n. 1. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound. [1913 Webster] The wild grapevines that twisted their coils from trec to tree. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruhmkorff's coil — Induction In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coil — Coil, n. 1. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound. [1913 Webster] The wild grapevines that twisted their coils from trec to tree. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruhmkorff, Heinrich Daniel — ▪ German inventor born , Jan. 15, 1803, Hannover, Hanover died Dec. 20, 1877, Paris, France       German mechanic who invented the Ruhmkorff coil, a type of induction coil that could produce sparks more than 1 foot (30 centimetres) in length.… …   Universalium

  • Induction coil — Coil Coil, n. 1. A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound. [1913 Webster] The wild grapevines that twisted their coils from trec to tree. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Induction coil — Induction In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff — (January 15, 1803 in Hanover ndash; December 20, 1877 in Paris) was a German instrument maker who commercialised the induction coil (often referred to as the Ruhmkorff coil.)Ruhmkorff was born in Hanover. After an apprenticeship with a German… …   Wikipedia

  • Induction coil — An induction coil or spark coil (archaically known as a Ruhmkorff coil) is a type of disruptive discharge coil. It is a type of electrical transformer used to produce high voltage pulses from a low voltage DC supply. To create the flux changes… …   Wikipedia

  • Electro-dynamic induction — Induction In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electro-magnetic induction — Induction In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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