from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A magnet used to produce a magnetic field in an electrical device such as a generator or motor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. see under Magnet.
- n. a magnet used for producing and maintaining a magnetic field; -- used especially of the stationary or exciting magnet of a dynamo or electromotor in distinction from that of the moving portion or armature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a magnet that provides a magnetic field in a dynamo or electric motor
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