Definition of search coil in English:

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search coil

noun

Physics
A flat coil of insulated wire connected to a galvanometer, used for finding the strength of a magnetic field from the current induced in the coil when it is quickly turned over or withdrawn.
Example sentences
  • One large coil is located in the search coil of the detector, the other small coil of wire is located within the System Control Pack.
  • Scleral search coils to monitor eye position and a head restraint device were implanted.

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