electromagnet electromagnet  /ɪ ˌlɛk troʊ ˈmæɡ nət/


  • (n) a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet


  1. Each of the two cells is surrounded by a coil of electric wire which becomes an electromagnet.
  2. The phenomena were produced by the activation of an electromagnet which attracted pieces of metal cleverly hidden in the performing objects.
  3. To get it, he used an electromagnet cooled by liquid helium to near absolute zero.


  1. Massive Electromagnet To Be Moved From New York To Chicago

    Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A super-massive electromagnet scheduled to be moved from Long Island to Chicago beginning this past weekend has been postponed due to inclement weather. The 50-foot-wide, circular electromagnet will be carefully moved in one piece from its current home in New York to the US Department of Energy’s ( DOE ) Fermi National Accelerator ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Electromagnet To Make Long, Complex Journey From L.I. To Illinois

    New York and Chicago are only about 800 miles apart, but moving a 50-foot wide electromagnet between the two metropolises will require a journey four times that long.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  3. Move of electromagnet to Fermilab delayed because of weather

    BATAVIA – The move of a 50-foot-wide, circular electromagnet from New York to Fermilab, which had been set to begin Sunday, has been delayed a week because of inclement weather.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Kane County Chronicle

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