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“… if each loop of the coil is bigger or if …”

meanings of coil


  1. A coil of electrically conductive wire through which electricity can flow.
  2. Any intrauterine device—the first IUDs were coil-shaped.
  3. Entanglement; perplexity.
  4. Something wound in the form of a helix or spiral.
  5. A noise, tumult, bustle, or turmoil.


  1. To wind cylindrically or spirally.
  2. To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
  3. To encircle and hold with, or as if with, coils.
  4. To wind or reel e.g. a wire or rope into regular rings, often around a centerpiece.


  1. A surname​.

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