Ward Leonard system

noun

Ward Leon·​ard system
ˈwȯrdˈlenərd-
: a regenerative electrical system by which variations in motor speeds for all loads carried by a motor are obtained without rheostatic losses in the main circuit

Word History

Etymology

after Harry Ward Leonard †1915 American electrical engineer & inventor

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“Ward Leonard system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ward%20Leonard%20system. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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