Etymology
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inductor (n.)

1650s, "one who initiates," agent noun from Latin stem of induce. Classical Latin inductor meant "one who stirs up, an instigator." Electromagnetic senses are from 1837.

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Definitions of inductor

inductor (n.)
an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit;
Synonyms: inductance
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