Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A magnet consisting essentially of a coil of insulated wire wrapped around a steel or iron core that is magnetized only when current flows through the wire.

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  • noun A magnet which attracts metals only when electrically activated

Etymologies

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electro- +‎ magnet

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