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1. A temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet.
2. A magnet consisting of a core, often made of soft iron, that is temporarily magnetized by an electric current flowing through a coil that surrounds it.
3. A coil of wire usually wound on a soft iron or steel core.

When current is passed through the coil a magnetic field is generated and the core provides an easy path for the magnetic lines of force. This concentrates the electric field in the core.

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electromagnet (s) (noun), electromagnets (pl)
Coils with soft iron cores which act as magnets when electric currents are passed through them.
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