Electro-magnet
Electro-magnet E*lec`tro-mag"net, n. A mass, usually of soft iron, but sometimes of some other magnetic metal, as nickel or cobalt, rendered temporarily magnetic by being placed within a coil of wire through which a current of electricity is passing. The metal is generally in the form of a bar, either straight, or bent into the shape of a horseshoe. [1913 Webster]

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  • electro-magnet — Magnet Mag net (m[a^]g n[e^]t), n. [OE. magnete, OF. magnete, L. magnes, etis, Gr. Magnh^tis li qos a magnet, metal that looked like silver, prop., Magnesian stone, fr. Gr. Magnhsi a, a country in Thessaly. Cf. {Magnesia}, {Manganese}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magnet — Mag net (m[a^]g n[e^]t), n. [OE. magnete, OF. magnete, L. magnes, etis, Gr. Magnh^tis li qos a magnet, metal that looked like silver, prop., Magnesian stone, fr. Gr. Magnhsi a, a country in Thessaly. Cf. {Magnesia}, {Manganese}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electro- — E*lec tro [L. electrum amber. See {Electric}.] A prefix or combining form signifying pertaining to electricity, produced by electricity, producing or employing electricity, etc.; as, electro negative; electro dynamic; electro magnet. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electro-magnetic telegraph — Telegraph Tel e*graph, n. [Gr. ? far, far off (cf. Lith. toli) + graph: cf. F. t[ e]l[ e]graphe. See {Graphic}.] An apparatus, or a process, for communicating intelligence rapidly between distant points, especially by means of preconcerted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnét- — ⇒MAGNÉT(O) , (MAGNÉT , MAGNÉTO )élém. de compos. Élém. représentant l adj. magnétique ou le subst. magnétisme. I. Élém. entrant dans la constr. de termes sav. ou techn. A. [Le 2e élém. est un adj. ou un subst. caractérisant l objet ou le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • Electro-static 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 Acoustic Transducer — An Electro Magnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT), is a non contact inspection device that generates an ultrasonic pulse in the part or sample inspected, instead of the transducer. The waves reflected by the sample induce a varying electric current… …   Wikipedia

  • artificial magnet — Magnet Mag net (m[a^]g n[e^]t), n. [OE. magnete, OF. magnete, L. magnes, etis, Gr. Magnh^tis li qos a magnet, metal that looked like silver, prop., Magnesian stone, fr. Gr. Magnhsi a, a country in Thessaly. Cf. {Magnesia}, {Manganese}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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