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Noun: electromagnet  i,lek-trow'mag-nut
  1. A temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet

Derived forms: electromagnets

Type of: magnet

Part of: electric bell, electrical relay, relay

Encyclopedia: Electromagnet