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field magnet

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

First recorded in 1880–85
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field magnet

noun
  1. a permanent magnet or an electromagnet that produces the magnetic field in a generator, electric motor, or similar device
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field magnet in Science

field magnet

  1. 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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