acyclic machine

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acyclic machine was in 1905

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“Acyclic machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acyclic%20machine. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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