solenoid

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Etymology[edit]

From French solénoïde, from Ancient Greek σωλήνειδής (sōlḗneidḗs) (from σωλήν (sōlḗn, channel, pipe) + -ειδής (-eidḗs); see -oid).[1]

Noun[edit]

solenoid (plural solenoids)

  1. A coil of wire that acts as a magnet when an electric current flows through it.
  2. A mechanical switch consisting of such a coil containing a metal core, the movement of which is controlled by the current.

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  1. ^ solenoid” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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