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Turbine   /tˈərbaɪn/   Listen
Turbine

noun
1.
Rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate.



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"Turbine" Quotes from Famous Books



... in these things, I reached the railway station at Lauterbruennen, from whence the little train is driven far up the mountain, even into the very heart of the Jungfrau, by an electric current generated by a turbine, itself driven by the torrent at our feet, the waters of which have descended from the glaciers far above, to which it will carry us. In a few minutes I was gently gliding in the train up the to the "Wengern Alp" and the "Little Scheidegg"—a slope up which I have so often in former ...
— More Science From an Easy Chair • Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester



Words linked to "Turbine" :   blade, rotor coil, rotary engine, vane, stator coil, stator, rotor



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