aero·​de·​riv·​a·​tive | \ ¦er-ō-di-¦ri-və-tiv How to pronounce aeroderivative (audio) \

Definition of aeroderivative

of a turbine
: designed to generate power from the exhaust of a separate engine Aeroderivative turbines have higher efficiency than heavy-frame combustion turbines in this small size range.— Ann Chambers et al., Distributed Generation, 2001

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of aeroderivative

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeroderivative

aero- + derivative entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aeroderivative

Share aeroderivative

Statistics for aeroderivative

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for aeroderivative

The first known use of aeroderivative was in 1980

See more words from the same year

Comments on aeroderivative

What made you want to look up aeroderivative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the way words of a language are spelled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!