amplidyne

noun
am·​pli·​dyne | \ ˈampləˌdīn \
plural -s

Definition of amplidyne

: a direct-current generator that by the use of compensating coils and a short circuit across two of its brushes precisely controls a large power output whenever a small power input is varied in the field winding of the generator

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First Known Use of amplidyne

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amplidyne

amplifier + -dyne (from Greek dynamis power)

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“Amplidyne.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amplidyne. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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