field magnet

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noun

a magnet for producing a magnetic field, as in a particle accelerator or an electric motor.

Nearby words

  1. field jacket,
  2. field lark,
  3. field larkspur,
  4. field layer,
  5. field lens,
  6. field marshal,
  7. field mint,
  8. field mouse,
  9. field mushroom,
  10. field of fire

Origin of field magnet

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for field magnet

field magnet

noun

a permanent magnet or an electromagnet that produces the magnetic field in a generator, electric motor, or similar device
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Science definitions for field magnet

field magnet

A permanent magnet used to produce a base magnetic field against which other magnetized materials react, as in the operation of electrical devices such as motors, generators, and solenoids.
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