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Definition 1: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where coil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a coil of rope

Synonyms for coil in the sense of this definition

(coil is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of coil ) a coil of rope or wool or yarn

Definition 2: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit - [noun denoting artifact]

(coil is a kind of ...) an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit

(... is a kind of coil ) coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field

(... is a kind of coil ) a coil of wire around an iron core; becomes a magnet when current passes through the coil

(... is a kind of coil ) coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil

(... is a kind of coil ) (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

(... is a kind of coil ) coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit

"current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil"

(... is a kind of coil ) a coil for producing a high voltage from a low-voltage source

(... is a kind of coil ) the electric coil around a field magnet that produces the magneto motive force to set up the flux in an electric machine

(... is a kind of coil ) a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

(... is a kind of coil ) an arrangement of coils used in sensitive electrical instruments; the coils are arranged to give zero resultant external magnetic field when a current passes through them and to have zero electromotive force induced in them by an external magnetic field

(... is a kind of coil ) a small coil in series with the anode of a vacuum tube and coupled to the grid to provide feedback

Definition 3: tubing that is wound in a spiral - [noun denoting artifact]

(coil is a kind of ...) conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

(... is a kind of coil ) a hollow coil that condenses by abstracting heat

Definition 4: a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb - [noun denoting artifact]

(coil is a kind of ...) an agent or device intended to prevent conception

Definition 5: a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine - [noun denoting artifact]

(coil is a kind of ...) an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage

Definition 6: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for coil in the sense of this definition

(coil is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(... is a kind of coil ) (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth

"we cultivate the flower for its corolla"

(... is a kind of coil ) (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green

(... is a kind of coil ) a whorl of leaves growing around a stem

Definition 7: wind around something in coils or loops - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for coil in the sense of this definition

(coil is a kind of ...) arrange or or coil around

"roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool" "She wrapped her arms around the child"

Definition 8: make without a potter's wheel - [verb of creation]

Samples where coil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels

Synonyms for coil in the sense of this definition

(coil is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

Definition 9: to wind or move in a spiral course - [verb of motion]

Samples where coil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
  • black smoke coiling up into the sky
  • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

Synonyms for coil in the sense of this definition

(coil is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

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