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moving-coil

Syllabification: mov·ing-coil
Pronunciation: /ˌmo͞oviNGˈkoil
 
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Definition of moving-coil in English:

adjective

[attributive]
(Of an electrical device such as a voltmeter or microphone) containing a wire coil suspended in a magnetic field, so that the coil either moves in response to a current or produces a current when it is made to move.
Example sentences
  • This permanent-magnet moving-coil meter movement is the basic movement in most measuring instruments.
  • A moving-coil loudspeaker uses a coil of wire suspended in a stationary magnetic field.
  • Moving coil and low-level type transformers are very much alike.

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