Definition of moving-coil in US English:



  • attributive (of an electrical device such as a voltmeter or microphone) containing a wire coil suspended in a magnetic field, so that the coil either moves in response to a current or produces a current when it is made to move.

    • ‘Moving coil and low-level type transformers are very much alike.’
    • ‘This permanent-magnet moving-coil meter movement is the basic movement in most measuring instruments.’
    • ‘A moving-coil loudspeaker uses a coil of wire suspended in a stationary magnetic field.’