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

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First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aeroderivative was in 1980

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“Aeroderivative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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