generator

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gen·er·a·tor

noun \ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər\

: something that produces something; especially : a machine that produces electricity

Full Definition of GENERATOR

1
:  one that generates: as
a :  an apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed
b :  a machine by which mechanical energy is changed into electrical energy
2
:  a mathematical entity that when subjected to one or more operations yields another mathematical entity or its elements; specifically :  generatrix

Examples of GENERATOR

  1. This new product will be a major revenue generator.
  2. a backup generator for the store

First Known Use of GENERATOR

1646

Rhymes with GENERATOR

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generator

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Alternating-current (AC) and direct-current (DC) generators (top and bottom, respectively). The …—© Merriam-Webster Inc.

Machine that converts mechanical energy to electricity for transmission and distribution over power lines to domestic, commercial, and industrial customers. Generators also produce the electric power required for automobiles, aircraft, ships, and trains. The mechanical power for an electric generator is usually obtained from a rotating shaft and is equal to the shaft torque multiplied by the rotational, or angular, velocity (speed). The mechanical power may come from various sources: turbines powered by water, wind, steam, or gas; gasoline engines; or diesel engines.

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