Meaning of field winding

field' wind"ing

Pronunciation: (wīn'ding), [key]
— Elect. Elect.
  1. the electrically conducting circuit, usually a number of coils wound on individual poles and connected in series, that produces the magnetic field in a motor or generator.
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