Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, a coil of wire around the field-magnet of a generator, motor, or other electrical machine, or one which serves to produce by means of the current flowing in it the magnetic field of any electrical device.

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Examples

  • ` ` By doing this the resistance was put where it would take up the least room, and where it would serve as an additional field-coil when starting the motor, and it replaced all the resistance-boxes which had heretofore been in plain sight.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • "By doing this the resistance was put where it would take up the least room, and where it would serve as an additional field-coil when starting the motor, and it replaced all the resistance-boxes which had heretofore been in plain sight.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

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