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turbine

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noun tur·bine \ˈtər-bən, -ˌbīn\

Simple Definition of turbine

  • : an engine that has a part with blades that are caused to spin by pressure from water, steam, or air

Full Definition of turbine

  1. :  a rotary engine actuated by the reaction or impulse or both of a current of fluid (as water, steam, or air) subject to pressure and usually made with a series of curved vanes on a central rotating spindle

Origin of turbine

French, from Latin turbin-, turbo top, whirlwind, whirl, from turba confusion — more at turbid


First Known Use: 1842

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TURBINE Defined for Kids

turbine

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noun tur·bine \ˈtər-bən\

Definition of turbine

  1. :  an engine whose central driving shaft is fitted with a series of winglike parts that are spun by the pressure of water, steam, or gas





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