Definition of induction coil in English:

induction coil

Pronunciation /inˈdəkSHən koi(ə)l/ /ɪnˈdəkʃən kɔɪ(ə)l/


  • A coil for generating intermittent high voltage from a direct current.

    ‘In 1891 he invented the Tesla Coil, an induction coil which he used to develop electrical pulses of millions of volts.’
    • ‘An induction coil is wound around at least one of the poles and located on an end of the pole.’
    • ‘Pacemaker batteries can usually be recharged via an induction coil outside the skin so no further surgery is required.’
    • ‘That is quite low, and can easily be supplied via the induction coil.’
    • ‘He invented the induction coil, but Ruhmkorff's improvements got the longer-lasting credit.’