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A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.
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  1. A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.
  2. A motor vehicle, especially an automobile:
  3. Motor vehicle
A complex of structures, machinery, and associated equipment for generating electric energy from another source of energy, such as nuclear reactions or a hydroelectric dam.
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  1. A complex of structures, machinery, and associated equipment for generating electric energy from another source of energy, such as nuclear reactions or a hydroelectric dam.
  2. A building where power, esp. electric power, is generated
  3. The portion of a vehicle devoted to providing energy for motion; the engine or motor.
A dynamo-electric machine.
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  1. A dynamo-electric machine.
  2. An electric generator, especially one that produces direct current.
  3. (Former) generator
A machine for producing gas or steam
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  1. A machine for producing gas or steam
  2. A machine for changing mechanical energy into electrical energy; dynamo
  3. A machine that converts mechanical energy into electricity to serve as a power source for other machines. Electrical generators found in power plants use water turbines, combustion engines, windmills, or other sources of mechanical energy to spin wire coils in strong magnetic fields, inducing an electric potential in the coils. A generator that provides alternating current power is called an alternator .
Any of various machines in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted to mechanical power by the impulse or reaction of the fluid with a series of buckets, paddles, or blades arrayed about the circumference of a wheel or cylinder.
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  1. Any of various machines in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted to mechanical power by the impulse or reaction of the fluid with a series of buckets, paddles, or blades arrayed about the circumference of a wheel or cylinder.
  2. An engine or motor having a drive shaft driven either by the impulse of steam, water, air, gas, etc. against the curved vanes of a wheel (or set of wheels) or by the reaction of fluid passing out through nozzles located around the wheel
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  1. An internal combustion engine which operates using diesel fuel
  2. An internal-combustion engine in which the fuel oil is ignited by the heat of air that has been highly compressed in the cylinder, rather than by a spark. Due to the need for the engine to withstand very high pressures, diesel engines are relatively heavy; however, they are relatively fuel-efficient, especially when running at low power.
  3. An internal-combustion engine that uses the heat of highly compressed air to ignite a spray of fuel introduced after the start of the compression stroke.
A wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location.
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  1. A wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location.
A rocket engine that develops thrust by expelling ions fired by an electron gun, used in some spacecraft. Though ion engines create less thrust than chemical combustion engines, they are considerably more efficient and require very little propellant, resulting in much lighter weight and less need for high thrust.
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  1. A rocket engine that develops thrust by expelling ions fired by an electron gun, used in some spacecraft. Though ion engines create less thrust than chemical combustion engines, they are considerably more efficient and require very little propellant, resulting in much lighter weight and less need for high thrust.
  2. A reaction engine, as for space vehicles, that uses for propulsion a stream of ionized atoms or molecules, accelerated by an electrostatic field
  3. (Astronautics) a type of spacecraft propulsion, whereby electric fields accelerate ions out the exhaust to provide motive force
A turbine turned by steam moving under great pressure
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  1. A turbine turned by steam moving under great pressure
  2. A turbine operated by highly pressurized steam directed against vanes on a rotor.
  3. A system of angled and shaped blades arranged on a rotor through which steam is passed to generate rotational energy. Today, normally used in power stations.
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  1. Piston engine
  2. An engine whose crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in a cylinder.
  3. Any engine in which the movement of the pistons back and forth causes the rotary motion of the crankshaft
Something that transforms, changing its own or another thing's shape.
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  1. Something that transforms, changing its own or another thing's shape.
  2. A device used to transfer electric energy from one circuit to another, especially a pair of multiply wound, inductively coupled wire coils that effect such a transfer with a change in voltage, current, phase, or other electric characteristic.
Any of various fuels used to power diesel engines, especially one derived from petroleum.
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  1. Any of various fuels used to power diesel engines, especially one derived from petroleum.
  2. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
  3. A type of internal-combustion engine that burns fuel oil: the ignition is brought about by heat resulting from air compression, instead of by an electric spark as in a gasoline engine
Any source of power, energy or strength.
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  1. Any source of power, energy or strength.
  2. A power plant.
  3. A building where electric power is generated
A locomotive powered by steam
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  1. A locomotive powered by steam
  2. An engine using steam under pressure to supply mechanical energy, usually through the action of a piston sliding in a cylinder
  3. An engine in which the energy of hot steam is converted into mechanical power, especially an engine in which the force of expanding steam is used to drive one or more pistons. The source of the steam is typically external to the part of the machine that converts the steam energy into mechanical energy.
A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.
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  1. A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.
  2. A motor vehicle, especially an automobile:
  3. Motor vehicle
A wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location.
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  1. A wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location.
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