alternator

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noun al·ter·na·tor \ˈȯl-tər-ˌnā-tər also ˈal-\

Definition of alternator

  1. :  an electric generator for producing alternating current

1883

First Known Use of alternator

1883


ALTERNATOR Defined for English Language Learners

alternator

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noun al·ter·na·tor \ˈȯl-tər-ˌnā-tər also ˈal-\

Definition of alternator for English Language Learners

  • : a device that produces electricity (as in the engine of a vehicle) : a generator that produces alternating current



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