electromagnet etymology

English word electromagnet comes from English magnet, English electro-

Detailed word origin of electromagnet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
magnet English (eng) (informal, figuratively, preceded by a noun) A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.. A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
electro- English (eng) (music) electronic and/or incorporating elements of electro(-funk). Electricity or electrical.
electromagnet English (eng) A magnet which attracts metals only when electrically activated.

Words with the same origin as electromagnet

Descendants of electro-
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