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Relay vs. Solenoid

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Relaynoun

A new set of hounds.

Solenoidnoun

A coil of wire that acts as a magnet when an electric current flows through it.

Relaynoun

A new set of horses kept along a specific route so that they can replace animals that are tired.

Solenoidnoun

A mechanical switch consisting of such a coil containing a metal core, the movement of which is controlled by the current.

Relaynoun

(by extension) A new set of anything.

Solenoidnoun

An electrodynamic spiral having the conjuctive wire turned back along its axis, so as to neutralize that component of the effect of the current which is due to the length of the spiral, and reduce the whole effect to that of a series of equal and parallel circular currents. When traversed by a current the solenoid exhibits polarity and attraction or repulsion, like a magnet.

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Relaynoun

A series of vehicles travelling in sequence.

Solenoidnoun

a coil of wire around an iron core; becomes a magnet when current passes through the coil

Relaynoun

(athletics) A track and field discipline where runners take turns in carrying a baton from start to finish. Most common events are 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter competitions.

Solenoid

A solenoid (,) is a type of electromagnet, the purpose of which is to generate a controlled magnetic field through a coil wound into a tightly packed helix. The coil can be arranged to produce a uniform magnetic field in a volume of space when an electric current is passed through it.

Relaynoun

(electronics) An electrical actuator that allows a relatively small electrical voltage or current to control a larger voltage or current.

Relayverb

To release a new set of hounds.

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Relayverb

To place (people or horses) in relays, such that one can take over from another.

Relayverb

To take on a new relay of horses; to change horses.

Relayverb

(transitive) To pass on or transfer (information).

‘The CCTV cameras relay what's going on to the headquarters.’; ‘Can you relay this message to John?’;

Relayverb

alternative spelling of re-lay

Relayverb

To lay again; to lay a second time; as, to relay a pavement.

Relaynoun

A supply of anything arranged beforehand for affording relief from time to time, or at successive stages; provision for successive relief.

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Relaynoun

In various forms of telegraphic apparatus, a magnet which receives the circuit current, and is caused by it to bring into into action the power of a local battery for performing the work of making the record; also, a similar device by which the current in one circuit is made to open or close another circuit in which a current is passing.

Relayadjective

Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an auxiliary apparatus put into action by a feeble force but itself capable of exerting greater force, used to control a comparatively powerful machine or appliance.

Relaynoun

the act of relaying something

Relaynoun

electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit

Relayverb

pass along;

‘Please relay the news to the villagers’;

Relayverb

control or operate by relay

Relay

A relay is an electrically operated switch. It consists of a set of input terminals for a single or multiple control signals, and a set of operating contact terminals.

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