Electricity. an electric conductor wound as a helix with small pitch, or as two or more coaxial helices, so that current through the conductor establishes a magnetic field within the conductor.
Also called solenoid switch. a switch controlled by such an arrangement, in which a metal rod moves when the current is turned on: used in automotive starting systems.
Meteorology. a space formed by the intersection of isobaric and isosteric surfaces.
a coil of wire, usually cylindrical, in which a magnetic field is set up by passing a current through it
a coil of wire, partially surrounding an iron core, that is made to move inside the coil by the magnetic field set up by a current: used to convert electrical to mechanical energy, as in the operation of a switch
such a device used as a relay, as in a motor vehicle for connecting the battery directly to the starter motor when activated by the ignition switch
A coil of wire that acts as an electromagnet when electric current is passed through it, often used to control the motion of metal objects, such as the switch of a relay.
adjective 1. of or relating to a solenoid. 2. Mathematics. (of a vector or vector function) having divergence equal to zero.
noun 1. The, a channel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland of S England. 2–5 miles (3.2–8 km) wide. noun 1. the Solent, a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire, on the English mainland, and the Isle of Wight. Width: up to 6 km (4 miles)
noun, Carpentry. 1. a plate upon which studding is erected.
noun 1. Padre Antonio [ahn-taw-nyaw] /ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA), 1729–83, Spanish organist and composer.