Electro-magnet : Definition

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Definitions of Electro-magnet

Pronunciation : E*lec`tro-mag"net
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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