acyclic machine


Definition of acyclic machine

: a direct-current dynamo in which there is no reversal of current in the armature and no commutator and which in principle resembles the Faraday disk

called also homopolar machine

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First Known Use of acyclic machine

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Acyclic machine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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