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solenoid

so·le·noid

solenoid

 
pronunciation:
so l noId [or] sa l noId
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a coil of wire, usu. in spiral form, that produces a magnetic field when electricity flows through it.
definition 2: a device consisting of such a coil and a metal bar that moves back and forth through the center of it, often used as a switching mechanism.
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derivation: solenoidal (adj.)